Madagascar Humanitarian Emergency

A mother lies next to her newborn baby.
Magnum Photos/Dominic Nahr

Madagascar is among the African countries that have been affected by El Nino. Over a million people are food insecure as a result of several years of drought. Furthermore, a young population and high rates of adolescent pregnancy are straining an already weak health system. UNFPA's efforts in the humanitarian response focus on improving the quality of and access to sexual and reproductive health services and supporting mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 24.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

850,000
212,500
34,000
278,800
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
Rinda Ramili

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    600,000
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    3
    Number of safe spaces
    6
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    6
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    30
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    63
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.