Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 250 miles off the coast of East Africa, with a population of over 28 million people. Extremely vulnerable to climate change, southern Madagascar has faced back-to-back droughts throughout 2021, leaving people facing acute hunger and malnutrition.
CBM has been working in Madagascar for 40 years, alongside local partners and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), including leading programmes on inclusive education and eye health and promoting inclusion and rights of people with disabilities.
Since June 2021, CBM has also been providing emergency relief to vulnerable families, especially those with disabilities, affected by the food crisis. As well as providing direct support to these families, such as food, livestock and money for household needs, we’re working with local disability organisations in the region to ensure that other agencies responding to the crisis are making the emergency relief they offer accessible to people with disabilities.