05 February 2023

UNICEF Madagascar - towards a better future #ForEveryChild

This year, UNICEF innovates and reaches out to its partners and donors. With multisectoral activities and interventions continuing for children, UNICEF would like to share its biggest accomplishments this year, which would not have been possible without the support of its partners and donors.     Emergency situation in the South – UNICEF confirms…, Emergency situation in the South – UNICEF confirms its long-term presence, In the south of Madagascar, the population is the biggest victim of drought and hunger caused by climate change and the situation remains precarious: Around 1,285,000 people face acute food insecurity, More than 585,000 children in need, 187,000 more people impacted by cyclones, Budget needed: around $40.08 million, Actual funding in 2022: 39 per…, Education: Thanks to UNICEF’s efforts, the most vulnerable children go back to school, We are one step closer to quality education for all! Thanks to Back to School and Learning interventions initiated by UNICEF Madagascar, schools are reopening to offer everyone the same rights to study and learn. Séverin, an eight-year-old boy, tells us that he “ like(s) going to school because my teacher is really good. And in the evening, I'm…, Health:  Vaccinating 80 per cent of the population remains UNICEF’s ambition in 2022, Vaccination against COVID-19 and routine child immunization, which guarantee the health of the population and Madagascar’s economic recovery, remain a national priority. UNICEF, along with its partners, stepped up its efforts to reach this goal. UNICEF Madagascar was involved at the highest level during the visits of three international committees…, International visibility: National committees and international journalists return to Madagascar, Madagascar's recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic is well on its way. Throughout the year 2022, UNICEF Madagascar welcomed the visits of four national committees, in the framework of its advocacy efforts for the children of Madagascar. The National Committee of Denmark came twice to Madagascar to discuss UNICEF's activities that it finances or…, Children and youth, front and centre for climate action, According to a 2021 study prepared by UNICEF, Madagascar is among the top 10 countries in the world where children are most at risk from climate change impacts. UNICEF Madagascar urges the country to join the 34 other countries committed to the engagement taken at the Madrid Conference of the Parties (COP 25), to put the interests and the…, Advocacy – Popular influencers defend children’s rights, “ Zon’ny Ankizy, mba tandrovy moa ” can be freely translated as “Let’s take children’s rights seriously”. In 2022, UNICEF Madagascar spokesperson for the promotion of children’s rights, Mirado, created a song to remind everyone that each child has fundamental rights and to encourage accountability at all levels. To embody inclusion and diversity,…, What you need to know about…, COP 27 and our advocacy activities, COP 27 was an opportunity for UNICEF Madagascar to share its main advocacy messages, so that each child is prepared, protected, and prioritized in climate-related decisions. With the participation of children and youth being one of the central themes of this 27 th COP, UNICEF Madagascar collaborated with young activists from the Malagasy…, The Transforming Education Summit, a chance for advocacy, The participation of Madagascar to the Transforming Education Summit in September, with the support of UNICEF, was an opportunity to bring attention to the toughest education challenges of the big island and to help inform related policies. A survey, conducted with U-Report, which allowed more than 3,000 young people to share their perspectives on…, World Children’s Day and Going Blue 2022, The fight against all forms of discrimination was the central theme of World Children’s Day in 2022. An inclusive seven-player football tournament was organised in three regions where UNICEF is active: Antananarivo, Analanjirofo and Androy. Girls, boys, children with mobility disabilities, vulnerable children… each team embodied solidarity and…, Ready to tackle emergencies!, Madagascar faces several emergencies every year caused by natural disasters, which range from droughts to cyclones and floods. To assist children and families affected by disasters, UNICEF Madagascar Office supports the response of the Government, led by the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management. UNICEF provides support for the…, Meet our colleagues in the field!, Sariaka Ranaivoson, première femme driver pour le bureau de l’UNICEF à Madagascar. Sariaka Ranaivoson, first female driver for UNICEF Madagascar Office, Sariaka is the first and, for now, the only female driver for UNICEF in Madagascar. She shares her experience with us: “ I am proud when I think that I am doing a job that most people think is reserved for men. And it is not the case at all indeed, I do this job and I love it. I have never felt so fulfilled by what I do until now. The respect…, Tojo Ramaroson, Chief Field Office – Région Analanjirofo Tojo Ramaroson, Chief, field office for Analanjirofo region, In his own words, Tojo is “ the eyes, the ears and the voice of the UNICEF Country Representative in the region, the spokesperson of the Deputy Representative for Operations and the interlocutor of the Deputy Representative for Programmes regarding lesser-known issues in the region .” As Chief of the UNICEF field office for the region of…, Marco Razanakolona, POT Education à Ambovombe Marco Razanakolona, from United Nations volunteer to UNICEF education officer in the dry, southern part of Madagascar, After several years teaching in a higher education institute in Antananarivo, Marco wanted to take on new challenges, particularly in the field of development and humanitarian aid, and see the reality in the field. That is why he chose to become a United Nations volunteer for UNICEF, focusing on vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, polio and…, A warm thank you to our donors!, Thanks to the support of our donors and partners, UNICEF Madagascar continues to do its utmost so that each child can live, grow, and thrive. In 2022, your commitment to our work enabled our teams to provide vital help to the children of Madagascar. Thank you! #ForEveryChild , results. And to you, a Happy New Year! Thank you >>> Back to…