• The nutritional situation has improved during this first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year. However, the situation is still below normal with a high number of children admitted to the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program compared to the 5-year admission average. In the first semester, UNICEF reached 20,488 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (10,422 boys and 10,066 girls).
• From January to June 2022, the UNICEF WASH intervention reached over 624,800 people (137,500 women with 150,000 girls and 174,900 men with 162,400 boys) who were most affected by drought and cyclone in the regions of Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana, Fitovinany, Atsimo Atsinanana • UNICEF education emergency interventions reached approximately 40,000 most affected children (including 19,600 girls) in 505 schools in cyclone-affected areas in the Southeast and more than 115,000 children (including about 60,000 girls) in 520 schools in the drought-affected districts in the south.
• UNICEF’s emergency health response provided 56,289 people (52,850 children under five and 3,439 pregnant women) with essential life-saving health care, covering 31% of children under five . Thanks to the national measles vaccination campaign, 443,087 children aged 6 to 59 months living in drought-affected areas were vaccinated against measles.
• This period is marked by the end of the humanitarian social protection programme, which moved to the Universal Child Allowance program in May. UNICEF supported 37,500 people (22,500 children) with humanitarian cash transfers and 11,000 children (6,000 households) with the Universal Child Benefit.
• The corporate emergency Tier 2 scale-up procedure for southern Madagascar was deactivated on July 16, 2022 in view of the increased capacity of UNICEF and the improvement of the humanitarian situation in southern Madagascar. However, residual humanitarian needs remain, which is why UNICEF continues to focus on measures and systems to maintain its ability to deliver humanitarian assistance in the remaining hotspots, to put in place preparedness measures and to make a permanent switch to regular programs.