Madagascar - Emergency humanitarian aid following the combined impact of the drought and the covid-19 pandemic in the Great South of Madagascar

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Dec 2020
Signature Date 15 Jan 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 476,124.38
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-AA0-042
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Morou MOUSSA

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar
Coordinates Location Name
-24.75 45.5 Androy
-24.1 46.3 Anosy
-23.2 44.4 Atsimo-Andrefana