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28 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Key Facts

This analysis suggests that:

  • The average annual direct losses from earthquakes, floods and tropical cyclones are $5.7 million.

  • The 100-year return period loss from all perils is over $48 million, or nearly 8% of Comoros's 2014 GDP.

  • The 250-year return period loss from all period loss from all perils could be $150 million, or 24% of Comoros's 2014 GDP.

25 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

NGAZIDJA, Comoros – When Jiminie Moussa was 16, she began dating a man who was old enough to be her father. Her family in Ngazidja, the largest island in the Comoros, tolerated the relationship because her boyfriend supported her studies – but that all changed when she became pregnant.

In her conservative community, there is great stigma attached to being an unmarried teenage mother.

02 Jun 2016 description

Addis Ababa, New York, le 14 Mai 2016: La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, et le Secrétaire Général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, se réjouissent de la conduite pacifique de la reprise partielle des élections du Président de l’Union des Comores et du Gouverneur de l’Ile Autonome d’Anjouan. Ils félicitent le peuple des Comores pour sa participation pacifique à l’élection et dans la reprise partielle ultérieure qui a été observée par la mission électorale d’observation de l’Union africaine.

16 May 2016 description

SG/2230-AFR/3378

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcome the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan. They congratulate the people of Comoros for participating peacefully in the election and in the subsequent partial re-run, which was observed by an African Union Election Observer Mission.

07 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17735-AFR/3373

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général suit de près les développements politiques aux Comores à la suite de l’arrêt récent de la Cour constitutionnelle qui a ordonné une reprise partielle des élections pour le Président et le gouverneur d’Anjouan. Les nouveaux scrutins doivent avoir lieu le 11 mai 2016.

07 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17735-AFR/3373

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is following closely political developments in Comoros in the wake of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court ordering a partial re-run of the elections for President and for Governor of Anjouan. The new polls are scheduled for 11 May.

29 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 février 2016 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré dimanche suivre avec préoccupation l'évolution de la situation aux Comores, depuis l'annonce des résultats provisoires des élections qui ont eu lieu le 21 février dernier.

02 Jun 2015 description

In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi relief plane carrying 100 tons of supplies, including 50 tons of foodstuffs and 50 tons of other supplies, including tents and blankets, arrived in the Comoros.

25 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 19 mars 2015 – Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un don de 6 millions de dollars alloué à l’Union des Comores par l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* en vue d’accroître l’accès aux filets de protection sociale, avec des interventions axées d’une part sur l’amélioration des capacités de production et de réaction en cas de catastrophe au sein des communautés et d’autre part sur la nutrition maternelle et infantile.

23 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 - The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$6 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant for the Union of Comoros to increase access to social safety nets focusing on improving communities’ productive and disaster response capacity as well as child and mother nutrition.

24 Feb 2015 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24 March 2014, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. On 26 March, 2014 a storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued. On 29 March, based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds, the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow and in the following days the rain intensified and spread to the islands of Grande Comoros and Mohéli.

09 Feb 2015 description

This is a preliminary final report. All activities under this operation have been completed and the final report will be issued in one months’ time when the final financial report is available.

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

27 Aug 2014 description

Nuevos métodos de riego reviven la agricultura en las Comoras

Durante mucho tiempo, ser agricultor en Bandasamlini significaba librar una ardua batalla diaria para acceder a los campos locales y trabajarlos. Más recientemente, la sequía y la escasez de agua debidas a condiciones climáticas añadieron nuevas dificultades para los agricultores en su lucha por mantener sus medios de vida.

13 Aug 2014 description

Hamdani was full of joy when he reclaimed his fields. The 57 year old man expressed his happiness and his deep gratitude for the support he received to irrigate his field. He said, “I have been a farmer since 1969. I had to leave school in the third grade. Farming is my whole life. I really hope that all Comorian farmers will have the same chance as I to be helped in their work.”

22 Apr 2014 description

Comoros:
UNESCO and the Indian Ocean Commission sent experts from 16 to 18 April to assess the cracked soil and landslide in Anjouan, following rains from Tropical Cyclone Hellen and an earlier 4.8 magnitude earthquake on 12 March 2014. Both experts recommended that in some parts of the village La Mahale, displaced people can return to their homes, but not to all parts of the village.

08 Apr 2014 description

Comoros:
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.