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23 Aug 2017 description


• The rainfall season was favorable for agriculture between December 2016 and June 2017 over most parts of the Grand Sud.

• Due to the combination of better rainfall and comprehensive response activities, the humanitarian improved significantly compared to 2016.

13 May 2017 description

Faits marquants

• Mars marque le pic de la période de soudure alimentaire dans de nombreux pays touchés par la sècheresse induite par El Niño l'an dernier (source: FEWS NET).

• La saison des pluies a continué à apporter des précipitations au Grand Sud, alors que ces pluies entravent encore la fourniture des aides humanitaires et l'accès aux marchés locaux.

30 Apr 2017 description


· March marks the peak of the lean season across many countries impacted by last year’s El Niño-induced drought (source: FEWS NET).

· The rainfall season has been continuing to bring rain to the Grand Sud. While welcome, these rains are still hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the access to local markets.

· Some communities have opted for migration as a survival strategy because of the "Kere", this has affected until 35% of the population in the village of Beloha South (cumulated figure).

14 Feb 2017 description


• 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.

15 Dec 2016 description


• Three districts are still classified as IPC phase 4 (emergency) while others are IPC phase 3 (crisis).

• Persistence of pockets of high acute malnutrition including some above the emergency threshold

• Up to 50 per cent of teachers and 17 per cent of pupils have been absent during the first month of school year 2016-2107 in the Androy Region.

07 Nov 2016 description


• 50 per cent of people (850,000) in the Grand Sud are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

• 330,000 people are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 515,000 in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

• US$ 154.9 million is the total revised requirement for the next 7 months of humanitarian response, of which only 26% has been received.

• 10,000 children under age 5 are expected to suffer severe acute malnutrition.

• 100,000 additional children are expected to suffer moderate acute malnutrition

29 Sep 2016 description


As a result of efficient use of the limited resources, important improvements have been observed:

• 90.000 people moved from Severe Food Insecure status to Moderate Food Insecure status from February to July 2016
• Improvement of nutrition status: 17 pockets (Municipalities) of Acute Malnutrition in July 2016 reduced from 32 in February; 0.5% global decrease of SAM; 2.6% global decrease of GAM
• 150,000 people gained access to safe water

27 Aug 2016 description

Antananarivo, 26 August 2016 – Starting the project phase of the involvement of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Madagascar, the Malagasy Minister of Economy and Planning and General of the Army Corps, Herilanto Raveloharison, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN System, Violette Kakyomya, Thursday signed the official documents for two projects, amounting to $5 million.

07 Jun 2016 description


  • Due to the latest deterioration of the humanitarian situation since March 2016, the humanitarian response has started effectively in April 2016.

  • A 12-month humanitarian response plan (April 2016 to April 2017) has been jointly developed by all humanitarian actors; and a recovery plan linked to longterm drought mitigation will be developed in order to establish good foundations and effective linkages to longer term development.

01 Apr 2016 description


Le Grand Sud de Madagascar est habité de 1,8 millions d’habitants, c’est une zone aride qui ne reçoit qu’une moyenne annuelle de 500 mm de pluies. Le taux de pauvreté y atteint jusqu’à 90%, c’est le plus élevé du pays ; le taux de malnutrition chronique chez les enfants moins de 5 ans se situe entre 32% à 40%, et le taux moyen d’insécurité alimentaire chronique est également parmi les plus élevés du pays. En février 2016, une situation d’urgence humanitaire s’est de nouveau installée dans le Grand Sud du pays.

26 Feb 2007 description

Madagascar - Update on situation

This report is based on information provided by the National Office of Disasters and Risks Management (BNGRC) of the Government of Madagascar and the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar.


Cyclone Bondo, tropical storms Clovis, Enok and Favio have hit various regions of Madagascar since December 24th, 2006. In the meantime, this year rainy season has brought exceptional rains to most of the island.

08 Feb 2007 description

Madagascar - Update on situation

This report is based on information provided by the National Disaster Management Agency (CNS) of the Government of Madagascar and the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar.


During the month of January 07, floods in various locations in the centre, south east and north west of the country have affected large agricultural areas. Impact on 2007 agricultural production is presently being assessed.

09 Feb 2006 description

Situation Report No. 1
Madagascar - Cyclone Boloeste