Madagascar Humanitarian Emergency

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

The humanitarian situation in south-western of Madagascar is critical due to two consecutive years of drought. The 2015/16 El-Niño phenomenon has impacted food security with over a million people affected. UNFPA is part of the overall country emergency response, focusing on strengthening the health system. This includes provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. UNFPA is also providing protection through prevention and response to gender based violence (GBV).

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

Humanitarian needs

13.41 million
3.35 million
4.43 million
Last updated on - 01 Enero 2017
Rinda Ramili

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • 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.