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16 Jan 2017 description

Antananarivo, le 16 janvier 2017 : En réponse à la requête du Gouvernement au Système des Nations Unies en février 2016, et à la suite des conclusions de la Mission d’assistance à l’évaluation des besoins électoraux (Needs Assistance Mission/NAM), le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) a mis en place le projet d’« Assistance préparatoire au processus électoral » en septembre 2016.

14 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners carried out the seventh complete periodic malnutrition screening of 300,000 children under 5 years of age (6 to 59 months) in October 2016. The screening found 2,146 children affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 10,484 affected by moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the 8 most affected districts. In 2016, 14,500 children with SAM have been treated.

13 Jan 2017 description

PANORAMA DE LA SITUATION DE L’INSÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE AIGUË

  • Près de 60% des ménages vivant dans le Grand Sud sont directement affectés par les effets du phénomène El Niño en 2016. Sur trois années consécutives le Grand Sud a enregistré une insuffisance et une mauvaise répartition des précipitations dans le temps et dans l’espace ; une situation devenue plus précaire avec le phénomène El Niño.

13 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Southern Africa has been hit by its worst drought in 35 years. An estimated 32 million people are food insecure.

  • Poverty is expected to rise, jeopardizing decades of hard-won developmental gains in the region.

  • Cash transfers have become the primary response to support the recovery of disaster-affected population.

By Andrea Vermehren, Lead Social Protection Specialist working in the Africa region

12 Jan 2017 description

Le 6 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la santé de Madagascar a alerté l’OMS d’une flambée présumée de peste dans le district de Befotaka, dans la région d’Atsimo Atsinanana au sud est du pays. Ce district est situé à l’extérieur de la zone d’endémie connue à Madagascar. Aucun cas de peste n’a été signalé dans cette zone depuis 1950.

11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2016 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since late November, the southern African summer monsoon has continued to be dominated by a dipole pattern: with suppressed rainfall in the northeastern parts of the region and Island of Madagascar, and enhanced rainfall in the southern parts of contiguous SADC.

  • Some significant above-normal rainfalls conditions were observed last past 30 days, across portions of northwestern DRC, west and south of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and south Mozambique.

10 Jan 2017 description

ANTANANARIVO – Un financement du Département de la Protection Civile et des Opérations d'Aide Humanitaire de la Commission Européenne (ECHO), de 1,5 million d’euros, permet au Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) à Madagascar de venir en aide à 130 000 personnes (soit 26 000 ménages) en insécurité alimentaire dans le sud du pays via des programmes de transferts monétaires.

10 Jan 2017 description

SUMMARY

Goals and Strategic Objectives

Goal 1: Save lives

Strategic objective 1. Avoid loss of human lives, especially among children under five and pregnant and lactating women in zones classified as being in "Emergency" (IPC 4) and "Crisis" (IPC3) under the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC).
Strategic objective 2. Improve food security and restore livelihoods of the most vulnerable households in zones classified as in "Emergency" (IPC 4) and "Crisis" (IPC 3).

10 Jan 2017 description

On 6 December 2016, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Madagascar alerted WHO of a suspected plague outbreak in Befotaka district, Atsimo Atsinanana region in the south-eastern part of the country. The district is outside the area known to be endemic area in Madagascar. No plague cases have been reported in this area since 1950.

01 Jan 2017 description

The late onset of rains in the south delays the start of the agricultural season

Key Messages

23 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

Par Nancy McNally, Catholic Relief Services

Madagascar est connue pour ses lémuriens, ces ravissants primates qu’on ne trouve que dans cette île. Mais il n‘y a plus aucun lémurien dans une partie du sud de Madagascar. En fait, il n’y a là pratiquement plus d’animaux sauvages. C’est un endroit où les gens n’ont plus rien à manger.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s southern region has experienced a prolonged drought reinforced by the effects of El Niño. According to the recently conducted IPC, 850,000 people from nine southern districts are severely food insecure and in need of immediate food assistance. Another 128,000 people in Phase 2 (stressed) require humanitarian assistance to prevent a deterioration of their status.

22 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

By Nancy McNally, Catholic Relief Services

Madagascar is known for its lemurs, the enchanting monkey-like creatures unique to the island nation. But one region in southern Madagascar has no lemurs left. In fact, there is very little wildlife to speak of. It’s a place where people can no longer find food.

“All we’ve eaten for 4 years is red cactus fruit,” says Chief Voasaotsy, who lives in Anjampaly, a remote village in one of the worst-hit areas. He says it has not rained one drop there in all that time.

22 Dec 2016 description

Antananarivo - Les résultats de la nouvelle enquête sur le Coût De la Faim en Afrique (CDFA) indiquent que l’économie de Madagasacar perd 3 384 milliards d'Ariary (1,5 milliard de dollars) par an – soit l’équivalent de 14,5% du Produit Intérieur Brut (PIB) du pays – à cause des effets de la malnutrition.

21 Dec 2016 description

ANTANANARIVO – The results of a new Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study indicate that Madagascar’s economy loses 3.384 billion Ariary (US$1.5 billion) per year – the equivalent of 14.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – to the effects of malnutrition.

17 Dec 2016 description

Face à la sécheresse qui sévit dans le Grand Sud de Madagascar, le Système des Nations Unies, le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC), en présence de Son Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République de Madagascar, ont procédé aujourd’hui à la présentation de la mise en œuvre du plan humanitaire révisé pour les 6 prochains mois et du lancement du Plan de Relèvement et Résilience (PRR).

15 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Three districts are still classified as IPC phase 4 (emergency) while others are IPC phase 3 (crisis).

• Persistence of pockets of high acute malnutrition including some above the emergency threshold

• Up to 50 per cent of teachers and 17 per cent of pupils have been absent during the first month of school year 2016-2107 in the Androy Region.

14 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

PARIS, December 2, 2016— The World Bank Group pledged $1.3 billion over the next three years to support Madagascar’s development through its national development plan. The announcement was made at the Donors and Investors Conference for Madagascar, held in Paris on December 1 and 2, 2016.

Madagascar is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity and abundant natural resources. However, due to successive crises, 90% of the population live below the poverty line and half of the children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition.