WFP Madagascar Country Brief, September 2022 – Madagascar

WFP Madagascar Country Brief, September 2022 – Madagascar


in number

6,183 million tonnes of food aid distributed

US$ 1,254,347 cash-based transfers under drought response

Net funding requirements of US$73.2 million for the next lean season (November 2022 to April 2023)

453,058 people helped in September 2022

operational update

emergency observation and response

According to the IPC Sharp Food Insecurity Analysis, the food security situation in southern Madagascar is expected to decline (corresponding to the start of the low season) from November 2022, due to a combination of factors such as inflation, declining stocks and purchasing power. Number of families, thus creating the use of alternative coping strategies to feed themselves. 2.13 million people are feared food insecure and almost all the southern districts will be in crisis (IPC3), except Taolagnaro and Ifanadiana, which will be under stress.

In September, WFP implemented life-saving food assistance for about 364,416 food insecure people in the most drought-affected districts. Food support is combined with nutritional support through the provision of preventive supplements to 18,773 pregnant and lactating women as well as 41,786 children aged 6 to 59 months.

During the September distribution cycle, 31,083 children were assisted through malnutrition treatment.

Cyclone Season Overview and Response

Since August 2022, thanks to BHA contributions, WFP is implementing unconditional food distribution for 145,944 vulnerable people in the 27 most affected communities according to the April 2022 IPC results. Cash distribution is also taking place in areas that are difficult to reach by regular transport and where informal markets are available. Preparations are underway with local authorities for the next cyclone season.

Based on the lessons learned during the first response phase,
From February to June 2022, WFP will strengthen its internal preparedness activities and also support institutional and community preparedness for cyclones and floods.

United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)

UNHAS transported 232 passengers from 26 registered user organizations. In addition, UNHAS operated a medical evacuation and two special flights.

To improve the safety of its flights, UNHAS conducted weeding, terminal rehabilitation and windsock installation at Ambovombe airfield.

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