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Madagascar

Madagascar has committed to using IPC to provide information on the severity and causes of food insecurity since October 2016, when the country was facing a severe food insecurity situation for the second consecutive year due to an El Niño induced drought which ravished the country. Since then, Madagascar has undertaken annual IPC Acute Food Insecurity analyses in the Grand South and South Eastern regions. Moreover, in 2017, Madagascar conducted its first IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis in eight districts in the Grand South.

IPC analyses are conducted through inter-regional technical workshops involving about 30 technical analysts from the Government (regional offices of Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, Statistics and Disaster), FAO, WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, FEWSNET, CARE, CARITAS, FIANTSO and DIAKONIA, with the support of the IPC Global Support Unit and the Southern African Development Community.

IPC reports are used as basis of response to both acute malnutrition and acute food insecurity, and IPC data is used to report on populations in urgent need of assistance.

The country’s IPC Technical Working Group has requested for IPC Chronic Food Insecurity training in the last quarter of 2018, to inform medium- to long-term interventions.

Country contacts

Quraishia Merzouk (PhD)
IPC Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa
IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU) – Regional Coordination Team in SADC
Hosted at FAO REOSA- UN
UN House, Ground Floor, 1 Eglin Road Sunninghill
2191 Johannesburg, South Africa
Quraishia.Merzouk@fao.org

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