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05 May 2015 description

SITUATION ÉCO-MÉTÉOROLOGIQUE

Durant la 2ème décade de février 2015, une zone de convergence intertropicale dans le canal de Mozambique, accompagnée de rafales de vent de 40 km/h en moyenne, a généré une activité orageuse dans l’Aire d’invasion Centre Moyen-Nord, Moyen-Sud et Ouest ainsi que dans l’Aire grégarigène.

Les informations pluviométriques étaient contradictoires, selon les sources :

04 May 2015 description

Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse trees. An FAO team is carrying out an aerial survey, looking for hopper patches and bands, in an helicopter flying at low altitude.

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01 May 2015 description

Suite à la mise en place du Centre Opérationnel du BNGRC en 2012, le Bureau a continué à améliorer ses méthodes de travail pour avoir le maximum d’efficacité dans sa mission de coordination des activités de gestion des risques et des catastrophes.

01 May 2015 description

Below-average harvests likely to result in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes by July

KEY MESSAGES

  • The onset of rice and maize harvests, and to a lesser extent cassava harvests in some areas, are putting an end to the lean season countrywide and resulting in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes, including southern areas of concern where some households had faced Crisis (IPC Phase 3) during the peak of the lean season.

29 Apr 2015 description

En raison de l’urgence de la situation, le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, a répondu favorablement à la requête du Ministère de l'agriculture et approuvé le projet «Appui d’urgence à la Campagne 2014/15 en réponse à l’invasion acridienne» sur les ressources du Programme de coopération technique de la FAO, à concurrence de 500 000 USD.

26 Apr 2015 description

Clean water on tap for first time for villagers, school, health clinic

April 2015—The local population in Milenaky, a rural commune in the dry and arid southwestern region of Madagascar, used to travel 20 to 25 kilometers each day on foot to fetch unhealthy, salty water. Waterborne diseases were rampant. Access to safe drinking water was indeed a big challenge.

16 Apr 2015 description

ANTANANARIVO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) fournit un produit prêt à l’emploi pour combattre la malnutrition chez les jeunes enfants. Il s’agit de sachets d’un complément alimentaire composé de poudre de lait, d’arachide, d’huile végétale, de sucre et d’un mélange de vitamines et minéraux qui seront distribués à près de 15 000 enfants de 6 à 23 mois des districts de Betioky, Beloha et Bekily, au sud du pays.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China will provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in cash to flood-hit Madagascar, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

Floods in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo and its surrounding area, caused by a mix of rainstorms and cyclones, have killed at least 24 people, affected more than 60,000 and forced more than 30,000 to flee their homes.

The money will be used to help Madagscar government in disaster relief after recent rainstorms and cyclones caused breaching of dykes and damages to highways, houses and cropland.

Editor: huaxia

08 Apr 2015 description

Nairobi/Antananarivo, 8 April 2015 – With consistent heavy rainfall leaving tens of thousands of families displaced in Madagascar, the Malagasy Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement partners, is ramping up its response operations to ensure timely and effective aid reaches those who need it most.

08 Apr 2015 description

Regional

Since late December, below-average and poorly distributed rainfall has led to abnormal dryness across a broad portion of Southern Africa, which will likely lead to reduced crop production.

Malawi

There are still about 162,000 people in temporary shelter sites in the six districts of Nsanje, Phalombe, Chkwawa, Zomba, Blantyre and Mulanje. Following recent rains over parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road.

Mozambique

30 Mar 2015 description

Après le passage des différentes intempéries depuis le début de l'année, des activités de réponse et de prévention ont été effectuées par le BNGRC dans le cadre de la prévention et réduction des risques et des catastrophes. Cela dans l'objectif de:

  • Couverture des zones à risques en outil de communication

  • Sensibilisation des communautés pour faire face aux aléas

  • Assurer les premiers secours d’urgences des catastrophes

Ces activités font références, entre autres, à:

27 Mar 2015 description

25/03/2015

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across Madagascar threatening the country’s main staple food crops and pasture areas.

“We reviewed our ongoing collaboration with FAO, the European Union and the World Bank against the locust plague that affects particularly the south of Madagascar where there is chronic hunger,” the Minister said in remarks made after the meeting.

27 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Mixed 2015 crop production prospects due to cyclone damage and extended dry spell in the south

  • Rice production in 2014 increased to about 4 million tonnes, partly recovering from last year’s sharply reduced output

  • Prices of rice increased seasonally, but remain below their year-earlier levels as of December 2014

  • Food security conditions aggravated in areas affected by cyclones, while dry conditions in south raise serious concerns over a third successive production decline

24 Mar 2015 description

Nous remercions le gouvernement malgache pour sa participation au mécanisme de l’EPU. Nous demeurons préoccupées par l’insécurité humaine et les exécutions extrajudiciaires commises par les forces de l’ordre depuis 2012 notamment dans le sud de Madagascar riche en ressources minières.

23 Mar 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 150,000

Balance Requested: US$ 3,488

Geneva,3 March 2015

Dear Colleagues,

23 Mar 2015 description

LOCUST SITUATION

In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and favored their displacements towards areas non-­‐ affected by the floods where the ecological and meteorological conditions were suitable for their breeding.