Madagascar

Albertine Sampy, left, looks at the vouchers used at a CRS-supported seed fair aimed at helping farmers after Cyclone Giovanna devastated crops. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS

Albertine Sampy, left, looks at the vouchers used at a CRS-supported seed fair aimed at helping farmers after Cyclone Giovanna devastated crops. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS

In 2008, Catholic Relief Services started implementing a more holistic approach to programming in Madagascar through three priority areas: livelihoods, health and justice. Our programmings goals are to improve livelihoods in rural and peri-urban areas, to improve the nutritional status and health of vulnerable families, and to reduce the risk of violent conflict in the country.

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Stats

Population:23,201,926
Size:226,658 sq mi; slightly less than twice the size of Arizona
People Served:256,991

History

Catholic Relief Services came to Madagascar in 1962 to provide humanitarian aid in regions with high levels of poverty and malnutrition. For more than 50 years, CRS has carried out food and nutrition programs for underprivileged mothers, children, the disabled and victims of natural disasters.

Partners

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Caritas Fenerive Est
Guanomad

Programs

Civil Society and Governance
Disaster Response
Peacebuilding
Safety Net
Water and Sanitation


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