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.