Madagascar: Acute Malnutrition Situation November - December 2021 and Projections for January - April 2022 and May - August 2022
309,000 children likely suffering from acute malnutrition in the Grand South of Madagascar
01.11.2021 > 31.08.2021
November - December 2021 
January - April 2022 
May - August 2022 



& next steps


DISCLAIMER: Please note that this IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis was integrated with an IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis.

The latest Acute Malnutrition (AMN) analysis shows that around 309,000 children in Madagascar’s Grand South are likely to suffer from acute malnutrition through August 2022. This includes nearly 60,000 expected cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Although still critical, compared to the previous analysis (June 2021), there is a significant improvement in the nutritional situation, with several districts moving from IPC AMN Phase 4 (Critical) or 3 (Serious) to IPC AMN Phase 2 (Alert) between November and December 2021. This is mainly related to prevention actions, particularly the effects of humanitarian food assistance, which has prioritised communes with Serious and Critical levels of acute malnutrition, as well as all those at risk of malnutrition, such as households with malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women. The nutritional situation could however worsen during the first projection period, which is the lean season (January to April 2022), with seven districts likely in IPC AMN Phase 3. A seasonal improvement is then expected during the second projection period (May to August 2022), except for in Amboasary Atsimo, which will likely remain in IPC AMN Phase 3.

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