Madagascar Country content en Africa Day of School Feeding Today is Africa Day of School Feeding!  An entire continent is coming together in the fight against hunger. #ADSF Stories Central African Republic Congo, Democratic Republic of the Egypt Kenya Lesotho Madagascar Niger Sudan Tunisia English Africa Middle East Video stories School Meals Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651161 at Madagascar’s Prime Minister Calls For Support And Investment Against Chronic Malnutrition ANTANANARIVO – The results of a new Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study indicate that Madagascar’s economy loses 3.384 billion Ariary (US$1.5 billion) per year – the equivalent of 14.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – to the effects of malnutrition. Madagascar Global Africa Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:38:59 +0000 WFP 650728 at UN Food Agencies Call For Urgent Action To Address Southern Madagascar’s Worsening Food Insecurity $67 million needed in food aid and farming support for upcoming planting season RBA Madagascar Global Africa Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:31:45 +0000 WFP 650620 at UN Agencies Scale Up Efforts To Save Lives In Southern Madagascar JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. Madagascar Africa Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:22:54 +0000 WFP 650508 at WFP Marks World Food Day With Focus on Bold Partnerships that Spur Change (For the Media) ROME – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children.  Climate Change School Meals Madagascar South Sudan English Africa Europe Executive Director Video News Release Climate Change Droughts General Food Distribution School Meals Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:56:48 +0000 WFP 650476 at World Food Programme Scales Up Emergency Operations In Southern Madagascar ANTANANARIVO – As a third consecutive year of drought deepens the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people in the south of Madagascar, the World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its humanitarian operations in response to rising levels of hunger and malnutrition. Madagascar Global Africa Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:19:01 +0000 WFP 650420 at WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Madagascar ANTANANARIVO – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has arrived in Madagascar for a three-day visit, as the country comes to grips with the devastating impact of three years of drought. Madagascar Global Africa Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:24:52 +0000 WFP 650405 at Coping With El Nino's Devastating Impact On Southern Madagascar Following three years of consecutive drought in the semi-arid south of Madagascar, it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be food insecure at the height of the lean season later this year and into 2017 – this number includes 600,000 in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. This report comes from the Androy region.   Focus on Women Madagascar Africa Emergencies Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:28 +0000 Riana Ravoala 650395 at El Nino Doubling Hunger Rates in southern Madagascar (For the Media) Madagascar is struggling with its third consecutive year of drought. This year the cause is also due to El Nino. WFP is concerned about the effects of a possible La Nina later this year which could cause flooding at the crucial planting time. WFP plans to assist 300,000 vulnerable people through food distributions plus 80,000 people using cash between September and December 2016. Due to insufficient funding, WFP will be unable to assist some 340,000 food insecure people. WFP provides daily hot meals for 250,000 primary school students in 11 priority districts in the south.  Some US$ 7.5 million in contributions are urgently required to guarantee meals for these children for the 2016/2017 school year. WFP in Action Climate Change Responding to Emergencies Madagascar English Africa Video News Release Climate Change Droughts General Food Distribution Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:56:45 +0000 WFP 650348 at Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations. Contributions to WFP Congo Djibouti Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Japan Liberia Madagascar Rwanda Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Uganda Global Africa Asia Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 WFP 650311 at