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Friday, December 10, 2021 - 3:00am

ANTANANARIVO – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt has announced an additional $25 million dollars in emergency assistance to help alleviate the crisis in Southern Madagascar.

The money is provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of the American people and will fund four projects that will support agricultural recovery and feed people in southern Madagascar. An estimated 1.3 million people in the region are struggling with food insecurity. The lean season has just begun and access to food is expected to remain limited until at least April 2022.

“Assisting with the crisis in the south remains a top priority for the U.S. government,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt said. “$18.5 million will be provided to the World Food Programme (WFP) to allow them to continue providing life-saving food and cash assistance to more than 463,000 people.”

WFP will provide emergency assistance to some of the most-affected people. 239,200 people will receive food assistance and another 224,000 people will be provided with cash support.

USAID's two new environment projects in Madagascar will focus on supporting community development and community management of natural resources
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:45am

The U.S. Government, through the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), has officially launched two new projects benefiting Madagascar’s environmental sector. The projects – USAID Hay Tao and USAID Mikajy – will focus on strengthening community-based management of natural resources. USAID Hay Tao will bolster national-level information, policies and systems, and USAID Mikajy will support local communities in western and northeastern Madagascar to sustainably manage and benefit from their natural resources. Both projects are will operate for five years and are worth a combined $45 million USD.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:15am

The donation of six million mosquito nets from the United States government will protect more than 12 million Malagasy people from malaria. The donation comes from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who have partnered with Madagascar to diagnose and treat malaria, and provided protective measures for millions of people. This donation of mosquito nets is part of the national mosquito net distribution campaign, which was launched today in Farafangana.

USAID's donation of computer equipment will improve Madagascar's financial management.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:30am

Since early 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) has been supporting the Madagascar Ministry of Finance and Budget (MFB) to improve Madagascar’s budgeting and treasury systems, and to establish a single, centralized account for Madagascar’s finances.

The USAID Mikolo Project supported and trained community health volunteers to provide a continuum of care under the supervision of local health centers
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:45am

Stronger networks of community health services, improved quality of care, and significant gains in maternal and child health are just part of the legacy of the five-year Mikolo project from USAID Madagascar, which concluded its work during a ceremony held in Toliara.  The USAID Mikolo end-of-project ceremony was attended by the many partners who made the project’s success possible, including the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), USAID Madagascar staff, and other financial and technical contributors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca Cola Foundation (TCCF), through their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) global partnership, launched a project to improve access to safe water and sanitation services for hundreds of thousands of people in three of Madagascar’s major urban centers. The project will be implemented by the nonprofit organization Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

Hay Tao is the largest U.S. environmental investment in Madagascar in nearly a decade.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:45am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced USAID’s ‘Hay Tao’ program today, the first significant piece of a new Conservation and Communities Project (CCP). Hay Tao is the largest U.S. environmental investment in Madagascar in nearly a decade and represents the U.S. government’s strong commitment to preserving Madagascar’s unique environmental heritage.

Launching the new USAID water, sanitation and hygiene program
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a five-year, US$30 million project to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural Madagascar. RANO WASH, which stands for ‘Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene’, will be implemented by a CARE-led consortium that includes Catholic Relief Services, WaterAid, BushProof and Sandandrano with activities planned through 2022. It will improve the health of people in 250 communes in the regions of Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsinanana, Alaotra Mangoro, Amoron’i Mania, Haute Matsiatra, and Vakinankaratra.

Integrated PHE programs increase community trust, support, and participation in development activities
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:15am

Increasingly, health, the environment and climate change are interrelated and interdependent. Madagascar's 40-member Population, Health and Environment (PHE) network brings together organizations working in the fields of environmental preservation, population and health that recognize many positive benefits come from a shared, integrated approach to development.

Sorghum bags
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:00am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced an additional $4.3 million in emergency food assistance to help families affected by drought in Madagascar.  This new funding provided by the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will help vulnerable families in the south and southeast of Madagascar. The U.S. government is the largest food donor in Madagascar, providing over $39 million to Madagascar families affected by drought since 2015.


Last updated: December 17, 2021

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