Action Against Hunger has been present in Madagascar since 2011

Madagascar

One of the poorest countries in the world, nearly 80% of the population lives on less than $2 a day.

 

Country Overview

Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries. Its economy benefits from ecotourism, ecological research and a growing agricultural region, but the unequal distribution of wealth has left nearly 80% of the population living on less than $2 a day. 

The country is also extremely vulnerable to floods and cyclones, especially during the rainy season. Rainfall deficit in 2018 severely affected the population: at least 80% of the population declared a drop in production between 2017-2018. 

In addition, the population faces new outbreaks of plague and a measles epidemic.  

 

78,661
people we helped in 2018

What we are doing

Our work in Madagascar focuses on supporting the existing health care systems as well as outreach projects to prevent and treat under-nutrition among vulnerable families from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. 

Our programmes in Madagascar include: 

  • Screening and treatment of children with acute malnutrition
  • Educating parents and community leaders in how to spot the early signs of malnutrition
  • Providing mothers with care and support while they are pregnant and nursing
  • Recovery projects in the aftermath of tropical cyclones
  • Providing clean water and sanitation
  • Education on the prevention of waterborne diseases
  • Psychosocial support groups 

 

Action Against Hunger has been present in Madagascar since 2011
Action Against Hunger has been present in Madagascar since 2011

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Facts

Number of staff
126
Operating since
2011
Based in
Antananarivo, Bongolava, Itasy, Betioky, Tulear