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August 11, 2020

Just a single, sandy road knits together three ecological treasures along the west coast of Madagascar. Take the road north from the mangrove-fringed coastal city of Morondava and you’ll discover the towering Avenue of the Baobabs. Head farther north, and you’ll find the fortress of limestone spires and deep gorges of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Nestled in between are the dry forests of Menabe-Antimena, home to many lemur species, Malagasy giant jumping rats, and fosa, Madagascar’s largest predator.

The vouchers will meet the food and nutrition needs of over 323,000 people most affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
August 11, 2020

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is responding to the COVID-19 situation in Madagascar by providing $5 million to support cash transfers which are ensuring that vulnerable families in the most affected cities have enough to eat.

350,000 people will benefit from life-saving food assistance
July 29, 2020

The U.S. Government is providing 8,330 metric tons (MT) of food assistance to help feed families in south and southeastern Madagascar during the upcoming lean season, which is expected to be severe. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides the funding for this food assistance, which will support the nutritional needs of over 350,000 people, including 20,500 pregnant and lactating women.

July 26, 2020

World Mangrove Day is commemorated every year on July 26.  This celebration aims to raise awareness about the importance of mangrove ecosystems and to promote solutions for their conservation and sustainable use.  Madagascar is especially blessed with a wealth of mangroves.  2% of the world's mangroves are located here, accounting for 20% of African mangrove forests.

Protective equipment is very useful and of great importance. It protects us, but also our families and our colleagues
July 9, 2020

The donation is thanks to a collaborative effort between the United States Africa Command, which provided the funds to buy the locally-made face coverings, the Madagascar Ministry of Public Health, which identified the areas for the face coverings to be delivered, and USAID Madagascar, whose IMPACT health project operated by PSI Madagascar arranged for the delivery of the protective equipment via the Regional Directorates of Health to the front-line workers.  The donation in Moramanga was also supported by staff from the USAID RANO WASH project