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Madagascar: Acute Food Insecurity Situation March - May 2017 and Projection for June - September 2017


Source: IPC website


  • Districts in emergency phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 3): Betioky, Ampanihy, Tsihombe, Beloha, Amboasary Sud; four communes in the district of Taolagnaro (Ranopiso, Analapatsy, Andranobory, Ankariera) and the commune of Beheloka in Tuléar II
  • Districts in crisis phase (IPC Phase 3): Vangaindrano, Farafanagana, Vohipeno
  • Districts in crisis phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 2): Ambovombe and Bekily.

In total, 9% of the population (about 262,800 people) are in emergency phase (IPC phase 4) and 27% (about 804,600 people) are classified in crisis phase (IPC phase 3).

  • Food consumption: In the South eastern regions of the country, about 18% of households have a poor food consumption score against 33% in the South. Vohipeno, Tsihombe districts and the commune of Beheloka (Tuléar II) have critical food consumption score, above 40%.
  • Livelihood change: In the Southeastern and Southwestern regions, 29% of households have adopted emergency strategies against 25% in Androy and Anosy regions. This proportion is higher in the districts of Betioky (39%) and Tsihombe (50%).
  • Nutritional status: Results of the SMART survey carried out in 8 districts of the South of Madagascar show that the global acute malnutrition rate (GAM) remains below the threshold (10%) for 5 districts out of 8 and oscillates around 12% for the districts of Beloha and Amboasary. The nutritional status in Tsihombe is stable owing to the humanitarian actions which targeted children below 5 years old among others.

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