MADAGASCAR, GRAND SOUTH: Food Security and Nutrition Snapshot, April - December 2021
|Post date||Friday, 9 July, 2021 - 17:54|
|Month(s) covered||2021-12, 2020-04|
|Sources||Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)|
Between April and September 2021, over 1.1 million people
are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC
Phase 3 or above) due to insufficient rainfall, rising food prices,
and sandstorms. The lean season is expected to begin earlier
than usual for the current consumption year, as households
will deplete their low food stocks due to minimal production.
Over 500,000 children under the age of five are expected to be
acutely malnourished through April 2022, of which over 110,000
are likely severely malnourished and require urgent life-saving
treatment. Food insecurity is a major contributing factor to the
nutrition situation, followed by poor access to sanitation facilities
and improved drinking water sources due to drought.