Madagascar’s location leaves it uniquely vulnerable to natural disasters. Resilience activities focus on better disaster preparedness, natural resource management, WASH, and livelihoods.
Madagascar’s location leaves it uniquely vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones, droughts, floods, and locust invasions that in turn lead to disease and food shortages. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of the powerful cyclones that afflict the country, especially its coastal areas, and make rainfall less predictable and more extreme. Resilience activities in the country focus on increasing local disaster preparedness capacity; reducing human pressure on natural resources; improving WASH infrastructure; livelihood diversification; increasing access to weather and climate information; and developing early warning systems.
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Climate risk profile: Madagascar
12 Feb 2021 - ATLAS - Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in Madagascar, including how climate change will impact water resources, agriculture, coastal ecosystems, fisheries and human health. The brief includes a...
Building community resilience to climate change: The role of a Population-Health-Environment program in supporting the community response to cyclone Haruna in Madagascar
31 Jan 2020 - Vikas Mohan , Karen Hardee , Caroline Savitzky
This article examines the community response to Cyclone Haruna in Madagascar, and how this response was strengthened by a community-level population, health, and environment program in the...