Madagascar

The death of Rija Andriarinosy, Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar

May 8, 2014
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Rija Andriarinosy (right) (C) Brigitte Dubé

We were very sad to learn of the death of Rija Andriarinosy, Executive Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar, who passed away as a result of a stroke.

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A mine threatens the land and dignity of a community in Madagascar

October 9, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Access to land and defense of the environment are major issues in Madagascar. Malagasies are excellent farmers and among the finest rice growers in the world. On the island of Madagascar, there are approximately 14,000 peasants cultivating rice on irrigated lands located about 250 km from the capital city of Antanarivo. The Rakotoarimanana family lives in Ambohibary, a village in the district of Moramanga, and the opening of a mine not far from their home has resulted in a lot of frustration. “Until just a few years ago, we had enough food every day.

The Church in Madagascar and the DRC come together to address mining injustice.

September 27, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Mgr Gaetano di Pierro, évêque de Moramanga; Mgr Fulgence Muteba, évêque de Kilwa-Kasenga; l’abbé David Luhaka de la Commission Justice et paix du diocèse de Kalemie-Kirungu

From September 1st to September 8th, 2013, a mission that included bishops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited Madagascar. The group was made up of the Most Rev. Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, Bishop of Kilwa Kasenga; the Most Rev. Ruvezi Kashala Gaston, Bishop of Sakania Kipushi; Father David Luhaka of the diocese of Kalemie Kirungu; and Fidèle Banza Mutombo, Development Advisor for Community Radio of  Katanga (RCK).

Soul-changing Solidarity

June 25, 2013
by 
Karen Rawlings, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

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Youth are the future

June 7, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

We had the opportunity to go to the Antananarivo (Tana) Cathedral for an audience with Archbishop Odon of Tana. During our visit, he commented that family is a critical element for any positive, successful development in Madagascar.

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Arrival in Antananaviro

June 4, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Development and Peace Member

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

It is 10:30 p.m. Madagascar time. Our amazingly long flight that circled the globe via Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, over the continent of Africa and into Antananarivo, Madagascar is over.

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Solidarity trip to Madagascar

June 3, 2013
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Brenda Chaput-Saltel, Manitoba Regional Animator

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

Here is their first message!

“The more we are exposed to the sufferings of the poor, the deeper our compassion becomes”, Albert Nolan O.P. 1984.

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Development and Peace supports aid to cyclone victims in Madagascar

June 28, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, Emergency Programs Officer

Last February, Cyclone Giovanna and Tropical Storm Irina, swept through the African island-nation of Madagascar, causing major damage in many communities. According to local officials, there were over 330,000 people affected by the storms, including 111 deaths, 299 people injured, three reported missing and 55,060 who were displaced. As the cyclones coincided with the period between harvests, seasonal food insecurity was heightened in many communities.

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