Madagascar Humanitarian Emergency

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

Madagascar is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as droughts, cyclones and floods. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world, with more than 77% of the population living below the poverty line of $1.90 per day. The combination of natural hazards and inadequate access to basic services also contributes to recurrent disease outbreaks. 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, have left women and girls at high risk of morbidity and mortality, including 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 (GBV) in her life, while harmful practices such as child marriage continue to be used as a survival strategy for many families. UNFPA leads the GBV sub-cluster in Madagascar as well as the the sexual and reproductive health/Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) working group.

Country Population: 24.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.88 million
Last updated on - 14 Juillet 2020
Rinda Ramili

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Nombre de cliniques mobiles
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Nombre d'espaces sécurisés
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    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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