Madagascar

Madagascar Floods
In 2015, Madagascar faced its worst rainy season since 1959. USAID, with our partner CARE Madagascar, provides emergency shelter supplies.
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Key Developments

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to disasters in Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

The majority of households in Madagascar have recovered from the effects of Cyclone Enawo and drought and will experience Minimal levels of food insecurity through September 2017, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warnings System Network (FEWS NET).

Despite the overall improvement in food security conditions, below-average staple food production and depleted agricultural assets have resulted in continued needs in parts of southern Madagascar. Many households in southern and southeastern Madagascar will likely experience Stressed levels of food insecurity from July–September and Crisis levels between October 2017 and January 2018, FEWS NET reports.

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)  is responding to a regional drought in Southern Africa. Please visit our webpage for additional information.

Background

Madagascar experiences a variety of natural hazards, including tropical cyclones, drought, flooding and recurrent locust infestations. These multiple intersecting hazards can exacerbate food insecurity, and leave communities with insufficient resources to cope with shocks. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance’s response strategy in Madagascar focuses on addressing urgent humanitarian needs while investing in disaster risk reduction programs that strengthen the ability of communities to prepare for and mitigate the effects of disasters. Activities have included supporting conservation agriculture, locust control efforts, and helping flood-affected communities adapt to decrease their vulnerability to flooding.

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Last updated: August 08, 2017

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