Madagascar

Satellite mapping to analyse rainfall impact in Africa

Satellite image of Sub-Saharan Africa (Image: NASA)

A study carried out by the University of Leicester has shown the amount of rainfall many African areas receive has drastically changed in the last ten years. It is an essential factor for vegetation, which plays a vital role in African livelihoods.

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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:42

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Madagascar: International Charter activated for widespread floods

Image of Madagascar acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 30 June 2009

On 18 January 2015, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated in Madagascar in response to heavy rainfall resulting in widespread flooding.

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Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:51

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Indian Ocean islands cooperate to establish disaster loss databases

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:48

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International Charter activated for Cyclone in Madagascar

Cyclone Haruna over Madagascar seen by NASA’s Aqua satellite.

On 23 February 2013, the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated to provide satellite imagery and maps for responders to Cyclone Haruna. Haruna had had struck southwest Madagascar on Friday 22 February 2013. The Cyclone had made landfall as a Category 2 storm with wind speeds of up to 105 mph.

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Mon, 25/02/2013 - 11:17

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Madagascar - Expert Mission

Within the project “Providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technical support for Disaster Risk Reduction programs implemented by DIPECHO partners in the South East African and South West Indian Ocean region”, UN-SPIDER, together with the Italian-based NGO Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) and the Geoinformatic Centre from the University of Salzburg (Z-GIS) carried out a mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar in November 2010 with the aim of conducting a national seminar.

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Tue, 09/11/2010 to Thu, 11/11/2010

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Various

Mission Expert: 

Jörg Szarzynski, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

The mission included a national seminar that provided a general overview regarding space-based information, UN-SPIDER’s role and existing international mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters. The seminar focused on practical application of GIS and EO tools to address disaster preparedness and response planning. The national seminar brought together delegations from Madagascar and the Comores Island. Participants represented government institutions (National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), Bureau for Prevention and Emergency Response (CPGU), The Emergency Operations Center of the Civil Protection (COSEP), the Geographic and Hydrographic National Institute (FTM), and the National Meteorology Department of Madagascar), NGOs (COOPI, CARE, MDM, Medair, ICCO, RTM), the European Union, GTZ and various organizations of the United Nations.

Mission Outcome: 

The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of the technical capacity available in Madagascar and the Comores Island in the areas of disaster-risk management and emergency response. Representatives of these ministries, institutions and NGOs were made aware of the UN-SPIDER programme and its activities, of potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and on the type of support that the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters can provide.

GAF successfully completes provision of services in Western Madagascar for the UN-IFAD and ESA

 International financial institutions (IFI) provide financial support and professional advice for development activities on local and regional scales in developing countries. Their activities are generally organised in dedicated projects financed by long-term loans or grants covering social and economical development aspects in a wide range of fields. For certain fields, EO (

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Mon, 23/05/2011 - 15:23

Tropical Cyclone in Madagascar

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Cyclone Hubert hit the south eastern coast of Madagascar. Heavy rainfall is causing floods, leaving 28.000 affected families and 40 deads. 7 districts are victims: 1 in the middle-east and 6 in the south-east. More than 500 houses are completely destroyed. 2 districts among these 7 experienced now chikungunya outbreak. There is high risk of spread because of floods and stagnant water.

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Tropical Cyclone in Madagascar

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000053-MDG

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Ambatondrazaka, Mananjary, Nosy Varika, Manakara, Vohipeno

Occurance Date: 

15/03/2010

Storm Surge in Madagascar

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A violent tropical storm battered Madagascar's eastern coastline killing at least 14 people and leaving thousands more homeless, the government said on Friday.

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Storm Surge in Madagascar

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SS-2010-000053-MDG

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Madagascar's eastern coastline

Occurance Date: 

12/03/2010

Epidemic in Madagscar

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The eastern coast of Madagascar experiences malaria throughout the year. The Institute Pasteur Laboratory has confirmed the diagnosis of Chikungunia on February 8th. Patients suffer from high fever and asthenia which keeps them bedridden for 2-3 days and thus affects schools and local and national economies.

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Epidemic in Madagscar

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EP-2010-000032-MDG

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Eastern coast of Madagascar

Occurance Date: 

23/02/2010

Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

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Three people were killed and 800 made homeless.

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Ressources from OCHA/Reliefweb, click here

Disaster Type: 

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Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2009-000073-MDG

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Madagascar

Occurance Date: 

06/04/2009

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