8 July 2014
Antananarivo - It may be rugby but it's rugby with a difference. When the children of Madagascar take to the pitch, they usually do so barefoot. So, it was quite an event when, in early July, two youth teams turned up at Andohatapenaka stadium in Antananarivo and were presented with boots for the first time in their lives.
23 April 2014
Soalala, Madagascar - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing assistance to some 5,000 cyclone-affected people in the north-west of the island. Getting food and other humanitarian assistance to remote areas is challenging but the expertise of the WFP-led Logistics Cluster, supported by an emergency cash grant of US$ 70,000 from the UN Office Coordinating Humanitarian Affairs, made it possible.
9 April 2014
In Tuléar, a highly food-insecure region of southern Madagascar, many vulnerable children fetch water instead of going to school. WFP is working to ensure their families realize the importance of education.
14 February 2014
A contribution from the European Union to Madagascar's school meals programme enables the World Food Programme to provide daily school meals in primary schools in the southern part of the island.
4 September 2013
The south eastern region of Madagascar is prone to cyclones and floods which can have real impact on people's livelihoods and their ability to feed themselves. Thanks to donations from Brazil and Spain, a World Food Programme initiative has been able to help communities become more resilient to such shocks. One beneficiary of the project, Jean Berthin, tells of the difference it has made in his life.
22 August 2013
The eastern region of Madagascar is regularly hit by cyclones and flooding, causing damage to crops and agricultural infrastructure. When this happens, livelihoods and food insecurity are placed at risk. This is where WFP’s food-for-assets initiatives come in – they help communities get back on their feet and be better prepared for future shocks.
27 May 2013
On 15 May, German Ambassador Ulrich Hochschild and French Ambassador François Goldblatt visited number of different projects in southern Madagascar.
5 March 2013
Around the world, WFP's school meals programme helps improve students’ performance in class and reduce their drop-out rate. But underfunding has led to cutbacks in Madagascar. This is the story of their impact on two of the island’s children.
23 November 2012
TSIVORY, Madagascar – For years, the “Hery Mitambatra” farmers association in southern Madagascar has struggled to sell its surplus maize harvest. But in 2012, the 150 members sold their grain to the World Food Programme (WFP) at a fair price, thanks to a new collaboration.
8 August 2012
The Japanese Government has allocated US$ 2 million to purchase 2,000mt of food, which has now arrived in Madagascar and will be distributed through food-for-work activities in cyclone affected eastern and southeastern regions.
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- Combating child malnutrition in Madagascar Source: IRIN
- Madagascar PRRO 200065 Response to Recurrent Natural Disasters and Seasonal Food Insecurity in Madagascar: An Operation Evaluation
- Madagascar - Mission FAO/PAM d'évaluation de la sécurité alimentaire, Octobre 2013
- Madagascar - Evaluation des impacts du cyclone haruna sur les moyens de subsistance, et sur la securite alimentaire et la vulnerabilite des populatons affectees, Avril 2013
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