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IPC in Madagascar

Oct 2016
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Key highlights

  • The level of food insecurity is alarming in 8 districts of 3 regions of the Grand Sud of Madagascar and is expected to deteriorate by early 2017, unless the affected populations are able to recover their livelihoods; and access to food and income drastically improves.
  • The main causes of the severe situation in the most affected districts are the devastating effects of El Niño, including poor rainfall, which have resulted in insufficient household agricultural production (corn, cassava and rice) and depletion of food stocks. Rising food prices have further exacerbated the situation and significantly affected households’ purchasing power in a context of limited resilience to climate and natural shocks.
  • The prospects for the period January ‐ March 2017 indicate that the situation might further deteriorate if humanitarian assistance is not scaled up.
Author: IPC