Implementation of a ground-breaking initiative which strengthens the resilience of vulnerable populations in Southern Madagascar

12 September 2023
Récolte fructueuse
UNICEF Madagascar/2023/Andrianantenaina

12 September 2023, Antananarivo – A four-year project involving the Government of Madagascar, the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW), the World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – was officially announced today. The initiative will prevent all forms of malnutrition and strengthen the resilience (individual, community and systemic in the face of climate shocks and the effects of the crisis in Ukraine) of 106,650 vulnerable people in Southern Madagascar.

This multi-sectoral project, supported by the KFW with 28.5 million euros, is implemented by the two UN agencies in three municipalities: Itampolo in the district of Ampanihy, Sihanamaro in the district of Ambovombe, Tsivory and Ifotaka in the district of Amboasary.

The combined effects of three consecutive years of drought on agricultural production, COVID-19 restrictions, climate shocks and the crisis in Ukraine are delaying the country’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) linked to poverty, hunger, clean water and sanitation. This KFW support thus takes place in a context where the populations of the South of Madagascar face multiple challenges aggravating their vulnerability, food insecurity and nutrition.

The World Food Programme and UNICEF are combining their expertise to address the impact and root causes of malnutrition in the southern region of Madagascar. A set of integrated interventions is deployed in this direction. In a spirit of collaboration and valuing the multi-sectorality of nutrition and resilience, WFP and UNICEF will support the Government in implementing an integrated and holistic approach for contributing to national efforts in addressing malnutrition. The replication of this new integrated project dynamic is desirable to facilitate change and sustainable development of Malagasy communities.

Lancement officiel du projet KFW
UNICEF Madagascar/2023/Ramasomanana
Lancement KFW à Itampolo
UNICEF Madagascar/2023/Andrianantenaina
Récolte fructueuse
UNICEF Madagascar/2023/Andrianantenaina
Soutien social
UNICEF Madagascar/2023/Andrianantenaina

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Chief of Communication
UNICEF Madagascar
Lalaina Ralaiarijaona
Communication officer
UNICEF Madagascar

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