>  Alerts archive   >  issue 64

Southern Madagascar 30 May 2022


Southern Madagascar: Around 1.68 million people experiencing high acute food insecurity

IPC Country Brief

Pour la période actuelle (avril – août 2022), 1,68 million de personnes sont classées en insécurité alimentaire aiguë élevée (Phase 3 de l’IPC ou plus), soit 32% de la population analysée dont 189 000 personnes en situation d’Urgence (Phase 4 de l’IPC) et 1,5 million en Crise (Phase 3 de l’IPC).
Download the report in French

IPC Snapshot

After being hit by the storm systems of Ana, Batsirai and Dumaki, Emnati is now the fourth storm system to have affected Madagascar in the space of 40 days between late January and early March. In addition, the three regions of the Grand Sud-Est were affected by the cyclones and tropical storms Vatovavy, Fitovinany and Atsimo Atsinanana.
Download the Snapshot in English

IPC Classification Maps

Actions Needed

  • Considering the results of this IPC analysis, which take into account humanitarian food assistance already planned, funded and likely to be delivered, as well as those of November 2021, it is clear that scaling up in terms of beneficiary coverage and ration provided will need to be scaled up.
  • To assess the level of food insecurity in the Districts of Ikongo and Midongy Atsimo in the Grand Sud-Est, landlocked areas affected by the two cyclonic systems Batsirai and Emnati, an imminent collection of MUAC (mid-upper arm circumference) is needed to obtain information on the levels of Global Acute Malnutrition in children under five.
  • For both the Grand Sud-Est and the Grand Sud, urgent action is needed to assist households in an emergency situation (IPC Phase 3 or above) to save lives, reduce consumption deficits, and protect and rebuild livelihoods.
  • Supporting agricultural activities is very important for the Grand Sud Est, which benefits from a favourable climate that allows the planting of crops at any time, while enhancing climate-smart agriculture techniques. This kind of support is also necessary for the Grand Sud, especially before the 2022-2023 cropping season.

Join our mailing list