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17 Feb 2017 description

Following poor rainy seasons over the past years, the south of Madagascar is currently facing a major drought crisis, with the El Nino phenomenon worsening the situation. About 1.2 million Malagasy are enduring food insecurity today, of whom 900,000 are in urgent need of assistance - the highest number in a decade.

14 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

• Three districts remain classified as IPC Phase 4 (Emergency), with others in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).

• Pockets of high acute malnutrition persist, some above the WHO emergency threshold.

• Out of the 1.3 million people in IPC phases 1, 2, 3 and 4, still more than 1.1 million people (88%) remain in need of potable water.

• The rainfall season has commenced, except over Taolognaro.

12 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • For the past three years, the south of Madagascar has hardly seen a drop of rain.

  • 95% of harvests was lost and 1 million people are living in precarious food insecure situations.

  • A system of cash transfers is helping destitute households cover their basic needs and plan for future shocks.

09 Feb 2017 description

ANTANANARIVO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) a reçu une contribution financière de 2,3 millions de dollars américains ainsi qu’un don en nature de 620 tonnes de riz du gouvernement du Japon au profit du programme d’alimentation scolaire mis en œuvre sous la conduite du Ministère de l’Education Nationale.

07 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION

• TC CARLOS continued moving westsouthwest over the south-west Indian Ocean, remaining a Tropical Storm. On 7 February at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 174 km north-northwest of Port Louis capital (Mauritius island) and 210 km north north-east of La Réunion (France). It had max. sustained winds speed of 83 km/h.

03 Feb 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR welcomes a recent amendment to the nationality law in Madagascar, which gives men and women equal rights to pass on nationality to children. The new law also helps spouses and children to retain their nationality, if a partner or a parent loses theirs.

02 Feb 2017 description

Crop prospects in the South are fair despite a delayed start to the agricultural season

Key Messages

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

25 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, le 19 janvier 2017 – Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu hier le vice-président de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique, Makhtar Diop, en visite à Madagascar. Ce dernier a confirmé l’engagement de 1,3 milliard de dollars annoncé lors de la Conférence des bailleurs et des investisseurs, qui s’est tenue à Paris en décembre dernier, pour soutenir le développement de Madagascar au cours des trois prochaines années.

25 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, January 19, 2017 – The World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, confirmed today the Bank’s commitment to support Madagascar with $1.3 billion over the next three years, as pledged in Paris last December during the international donors conference. He made this announcement during a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG — Even for Madagascar, this is no ordinary bubonic plague outbreak.

The African nation has the world’s highest incidence of the bacterial infection that earned the grim name “the Black Death” after it killed an estimated 50 million people in the 14th century. The rat- and flea-borne illness hits the island nation every year from about December to April.

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.