|Approval Date||21 Dec 2020|
|Signature Date||15 Jan 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Jul 2021|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||11 Nov 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
This humanitarian assistance operation is part of the humanitarian relief effort. It has been designed because the Great South of Madagascar is facing a deterioration in the nutritional situation and household food security, after several consecutive years of poor harvests linked to a recurring drought since 2014. It is a Bank-financed operation for the purchase and distribution of food to combat acute food insecurity and of specialised nutritional products for the prevention of acute malnutrition. The planned interventions complement the efforts made by the Malagasy government and its partners to assist the population. The aid comprises three main components, namely: (A) food assistance for the most vulnerable groups; (B) prevention of acute malnutrition; and (C) management and supervision of the operation.
The overall objective of the operation is to support the Madagascar Authorities and its partners in their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the populations in the South of Madagascar, victims of the adverse effects of the drought of 2019-2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Its specific objective is to reduce acute food insecurity in the intervention communes and to reduce malnutrition in vulnerable groups.
The main beneficiaries of this operation are the vulnerable populations targeted in the regions of the Great South of Madagascar. It will cover a population of approximately 78,556, including 2,630 children aged 06 to 23 months and 1,316 pregnant and nursing women in Districts covering 1,600,000 inhabitants in a situation of acute food insecurity and affected by the impact of drought and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special Relief Funds
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE DE L'ELEVAGE ET DE LA PECHE
|Last Update||02 Mar 2021|