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Affected countries: Madagascar
On 13 September 2017, the WHO was notified of an outbreak of pulmonary plague in Madagascar. The outbreak was detected on 11 September 2017. As of 14 September 2017, a total of 28 cases, including five deaths (case fatality rate 17.8%) have been reported since the initial case was detected on 27…
Affected countries: Madagascar
On March 8, Enawo weakened from an “intense” to a “moderate” tropical storm...The northeastern Sava region has sustained significant damage to housing and agriculture. Antalaha port is inaccessible and more than half of the city’s homes have been destroyed...Farahalana commune is flooded…
Early warning signs provide alarming indications of looming significant food supply shortages that are likely to impact on the next marketing season. The rains experienced in late March and early April provided some relief to livestock farmers, but arrived too late for both staple foods and cash…
Affected countries: Madagascar
From 5 Jan 2015 onward, pressure from the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone caused continuous rainfall, leading to flooding across Madagascar, with the capital city of Antananarivo (in Grand Tana) among the areas that have been worst affected. Tropical storm Chedza made landfall over Madagascar on 16…
Affected countries: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Heavy seasonal rainfall starting in December 2014 has caused flooding in Southern Africa. As of 16 Jan 2015, 135,000 people had been affected in Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. (OCHA, 16 Jan 2015) The Southern Region of Malawi received 400% higher rains than usual (compared to the…
Affected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique
In northern Mozambique, the weather system that would eventually become Tropical Cyclone Hellen caused heavy rains between 23 and 27 Mar 2014, affecting an estimated 1,929 households (9,645 people) in Cabo Delgado Province. Most affected households moved in with host families, and only the most…
Affected countries: Madagascar
The plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust began in April 2012 in Madagascar, in a context where food insecurity and malnutrition rates were already high. Given the extent of the plague, it was estimated that the food security of about 13 million people (60 percent of the population) could be…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Tropical Cyclone Haruna made landfall over the south-west coast of Madagascar on 22 Feb 2013 as a powerful category 2 cyclone. Before hitting Madagascar, Haruna vacillated for seven days in the Mozambique Channel, bringing above-normal rainfall to the western coast of Madagascar. More than 230% of…
Affected countries: Madagascar, Seychelles
On 27 and 28 Jan 2013, the eastern coast of the Seychelles main island of Mahe was devastated by tropical depression Feleng and the island La Digue was severely affected. Approximately 1,000 families were affected by floods and landslides. 246 families were registered as displaced after their…
Affected countries: Madagascar, Mozambique
Less than two weeks after being battered by Cyclone Giovanna, another violent storm has swept over Madagascar, killing 72 people and leaving 70,000 homeless, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Agency. Tropical storm Irina brought heavy rains, especially in the southeast of the…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Tropical cyclone Giovanna made landfall on the eastern coast of Madagascar on 14 February as a category 4 tropical cyclone (UNCT, 14 Feb 2012). Twelve days after the passing of cyclone Giovanna, 28 deaths have been reported, while the number of people injured is estimated at 118. To date, around…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Cyclone Bingiza hit Madagascar on 14 Feb 2011, leaving a trail of destruction in Mananara, Mandritsara, Soalala, Vohipeno, Farafangana and Vangaindrano districts. Heavy rains, flooding and strong winds left 14 people dead, 8 missing, 64 wounded and about 80,000 persons affected. Several houses in…
In Namibia, heavy rains which started in late 2010 and intensified in January and February 2011 led to flash floods which affected approximately 500,000 people in the southern, north and north eastern regions. Of these affected, up to 60,000 people were displaced, an estimated 111 deaths were…
Affected countries: Madagascar
On 10 Mar 2010, Cyclone Hubert hit the East Coast of Madagascar. The moderate cyclone was accompanied by heavy rainfall, which caused flooding in seven districts namely Nosy Varika, Mananjary, Manakara, Vohipeno, Farafangana, Vangaindrano (south east) and Ambatondrazaka (middle east) districts…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Madagascar
On 6-7 Apr 2009, Tropical Storm Jade passed over the east coast of Madagascar, affecting an estimate of 60,818 people . Of these, 4,090 lost their dwellings and had little or no access to water, and a further 5,628 traditional dwellings were damaged. Fifteen people were killed. Water sources were…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Tropical storm "Eric" descended on the regions of Sofia, Sava, Atsinanana, and Analanjirofo in the north-east of Madagascar at 8 am on 19 Jan 2009, carrying heavy rain and winds at the speed of up to 95 km/h. Landing in the district of Fenerive-Est, "Eric" edged southwards…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Fanele was a type 4 cyclone, descending on the south-east of Madagascar at 4 am on 21 Jan 2009. Moving through the district of Morondava, the system brought in winds travelling at 150 km/h, reaching in gusts the speed of 210 km/h. The arrival of the cyclone was preceded by heavy rainfall…
Affected countries: Madagascar
By 29 Jun 2008 the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Madagascar reported a total of 520 human-suspected cases related to Rift Valley Fever (livestock disease that can be transmitted to humans), including 20 deaths. In an effort to contain the outbreak, national authorities established an…
Affected countries: Madagascar
Tropical Cyclone Ivan, with wind gusts of 230 kilometer per hour, (category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) made landfall in Madagascar on 17 and 18 Feb 2008. The cyclone caused extensive damage on the touristic island of Sainte-Marie as well as in the 14 regions and 44 zones in the north-east and…