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19 Apr 2017 description
The Flash Appeal, budgeted at $20.1 million, is 45% funded and will be revised at end-April to cover the humanitarian needs for the next six months.
31 Mar 2017 description
Le Programme alimentaire mondial prévoit de continuer son assistance d’urgence qui vise à sauver des vies et restaurer les moyens de subsistance de 157,000 personnes affectées par le passage du cyclone Enawo.
23 Mar 2017 description
The US$20 million will fund food aid for 170,000 people, provide water, sanitation and hygiene assistance for 168,000 people and support more than 230,000 farmers in replanting crops.
21 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 175,000 people have no access to safe potable water due to contamination of wells and water sources, with indications that water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea are on the rise.
16 Mar 2017 description
The number of people displaced by the cyclone has risen to almost 247,000. Some 425,000 people have been severely affected by the disaster and require humanitarian assistance.
14 Mar 2017 description
Food availability is a challenge to affected populations in remote areas cut off by damaged roads. All the crops and rice fields in Antalaha and Sambava have been submerged and destroyed.
13 Mar 2017 description
The appeal seeks almost SwFr900,000 to focus on interventions in health, water, sanitation and hygiene and shelter (including non-food items) over eight months.
10 Mar 2017 description
The government has reported severe damage, especially in Antahala, where they believe 80% of homes were destroyed as well as 100% of crops. Severe flooding has also affected the capital city, Antananarivo.
09 Mar 2017 description
Towns and cities are flooded; houses, schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure destroyed; and thousands of people displaced. Power outages are widespread in affected areas.
06 Mar 2017 description
The cyclone will trigger life-threatening storm-surge flooding, damaging winds, dangerous surf and mud/rockslides near and along the northeast coast of Madagascar starting Tuesday.
19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America
WHO worries that because the area is so remote it is very difficult to access: "There is no one to control the outbreak because we are still trying to organize a kind of rescue operation to go there".
13 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank
For the first time, cash transfers have become a primary response for governments, with support from the World Bank, to provide direct support to the disaster-affected population.
18 Nov 2016 description
Some 850,000 people, about half the population of southern Madagascar, are facing hunger and need urgent humanitarian assistance. UN agencies are calling for $67 million in food aid.
07 Nov 2016 description
The situation could deteriorate during the peak of the lean season (October 2016 to March 2017) as 95 per cent of maize, sorghum, and rice crops has been lost compared to the last season.
27 Oct 2016 description
The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850,000 people are acutely food insecure, requires an intensified humanitarian response.
05 Oct 2016 description
WFP has announced plans to boost humanitarian operations in response to rising levels of hunger and malnutrition as a result of three years of ruined harvests in the south of Madagascar.
05 Aug 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
Although an estimated 80 per cent of crops were lost during the recent May/June harvesting season, timely interventions by FAO have saved some farmers.
25 Jul 2016 description
Triggered by El Niño and consecutive poor rainy seasons, the drought is eroding people's ability to cope and threatening important development gains.
22 Jul 2016 description
The scale of the drought is stretching national coping capacities. Hard-won development gains and even minimum coping mechanisms hang in the balance.
13 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
The UN World Food Programme says that stunting – where children are too short for their age – affects at least 47 percent of children under five.