Madagascar Humanitarian Emergency

A mother lies next to her newborn baby.

Madagascar has been facing multiple crises, including floods in the North and Northwest of the country and severe drought and food insecurity in the south. A multiplicity of factors, including high levels of food insecurity, poor accessibility and availability of health services and a lack of safe water and sanitation, contribute to high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality. Many health facilities lack the capacity to provide basic emergency obstetric care. Additionally, nearly one in three Malagasy women is reported to have suffered some type of gender-based violence in her life. UNFPA leads the GBV sub-cluster in Madagascar as well as the sexual and reproductive health/Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) working group.

Humanitarian needs

Madagascar Humanitarian Emergency
Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

1.6 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key humanitarian results 2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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