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16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Oct 2017 description

Death, destruction and displacements due to cyclones are not uncommon in the Indian Ocean countries. What is worrying, of late, is the growing intensity.

When cyclone Enawo hit Madagascar in March 2017, Mr Getachew Taa, Head of the Country Cluster Support Team for East Africa and Indian Ocean for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said: “Tropical Cyclones are not unusual for Madagascar at this time of year. However, the severity of Enawo is troubling.”

03 Oct 2017 description

Moroni/Geneva, 26 September 2017—Thousands of lives in the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles remain at risk due to the region’s increasing vulnerability to natural disasters, including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. This, combined with the fact that global humanitarian funding is dwindling, is further evidence of the need to invest in preparedness and in local humanitarian capacity.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is shifting the focus of its operations towards resilience strengthening. 14 priority communes have been identified for Food Assistance for Assets resilience strengthening activities.

  • Early recovery activities implemented in the targeted ENAWO cyclone affected areas aiming to support communities for restoring damaged infrastructure ended in August.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

13 Sep 2017 description
report Medair

Having a baby can be a stressful event in the life of any woman. Worrying when it will happen, if the baby will be healthy, and how much pain it will cause are typical concerns most women can relate to. Having a baby in the midst of a cyclone? Now that is another story.

On 7 March 2017 at 11:00 am, Jolita, 26, gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Tania in one of Medair’s cyclone shelters in Madagascar during Cyclone Enawo, which struck the northeast coast of Madagascar that day with Category 4 force.

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

07 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to improved harvests, FEWS NET projects Minimal levels of food insecurity in Southern Africa through January 2018, with pockets of Stressed or Crisis levels in some countries

  • Relief actors provide targeted assistance to vulnerable populations to facilitate continued recovery

  • USAID/OFDA provides approximately $26 million in new funding to support cyclone- and drought-affected populations in the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 42 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including the:

• Undiagnosed paediatric eruptive fever in Cameroon

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

• Humanitarian refugee crisis in Uganda

• Humanitarian crisis in Madagascar

31 Jul 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS ON THE FOOD INSECURITY FROM MARCH TO MAY 2017

  • Districts in emergency phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 3 !): Betioky,
    Ampanihy, Tsihombe, Beloha, Amboasary Sud; four communes in the district of Taolagnaro (Ranopiso, Analapatsy, Andranobory, Ankariera) and the commune of Beheloka in Tuléar II

  • Districts in crisis phase (IPC Phase 3): Vangaindrano, Farafanagana, Vohipeno

  • Districts in crisis phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 2!): Ambovombe and Bekily.

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Usually the first questions after a disaster are “How many people are affected?” and “What’s the damage?” We want to know the hard numbers on how many people were affected and the potential impact on the economy – difficult information to ascertain in the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. Understanding the situation on the ground takes coordination, data, and time – exactly what you’re often missing during a disaster. Using catastrophe risk models before a disaster occurs can improve coordination, provide critical data, and be done without time constraints.

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank
  1. The work presented in this brief report, estimates the losses related to Cyclone Enawo to be over USD 400 million, corresponding to about 4% of annual GDP. With this amount of losses, the Government of Madagascar is likely to need increased post-disaster financing from development partners to cover some of its reconstruction and recovery needs.

14 Jul 2017 description

Madagascar produit 80% de la production mondiale de vanille. Le district d’Antalaha, situé dans le nord-est du pays, fait partie des zones de hautes productions de cette précieuse orchidée. 4 mois après le passage du cyclone Enawo, la ville peuplée d’environ 132 000 habitants essaie de remettre le développement local sur les rails et réduire l’extrême pauvreté.

06 Jul 2017 description

Poor harvests will result in a harder lean season in Southeastern Madagascar

Key Messages

03 Jul 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, six Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

30 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • En 2017, la production des aliments de base à Madagascar est prévue de rester au-dessous de la moyenne. La récolte principale de riz en cours sera inférieure à 90 pour cent de celle de 2016, car une récente saison de sècheresse inattendue a entrainé un début de saison de plantation tardive. La production de maïs et de manioc va connaitre une modeste reprise mais reste pareillement en dessous de la moyenne (Figure 1). Les importations de riz continuent à jouer un rôle important dans l’approvisionnement en aliment de base pour les mois à venir.

30 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is shifting the focus of its operations towards resilience strengthening and the identification of priority areas for Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) resilience strengthening activities.

  • Early recovery activities aiming to help communities to restore damaged infrastructure (roads and irrigation canals) are being implemented in the targeted cyclone affected areas.