On a hill amidst unkempt grass and wild vegetation in the outskirts of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, stands a shabby-looking wooden hut, surrounded by banana trees and other makeshift shelters. A few feet below, a middle-aged woman is attending to a few customers that come to buy a few items at her food stand. Her name is Honorine, and the hut is her home. Her life has substantially improved thanks to a USAID-funded food security program.
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When Tropical Cyclone Giovanna slammed into the eastern coast of Madagascar on Valentine’s Day, relief agencies recognized the storm as a potentially catastrophic event — but not an unpredictable one. Dangerous cyclones are not unusual for the Indian Ocean island: cyclones and tropical storms affect Madagascar almost every year. Giovanna’s strong winds destroyed more than […]
This week USAID is assisting communities and individuals impacted by the cyclones in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi. We are providing shelter, clean water, and health protection to those affected by the cyclones. Fewer than 24 hours after Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on Madagascar’s exposed east coast, Thomas Gibb, USAID Madagascar’s Mission Disaster Relief Officer, was in a helicopter flying […]
Our weekly feature highlighting upcoming events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Sierra Leone this week, we will launch the “We Pikin Network”. In commemoration of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebration, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners will embark on public sensitization, advocacy, and the national launching of […]
In Nepal, to commemorate International Women’s Day, thousands of Nepalese women marched the streets to promote women as international leaders. Check out the video here. In Jamaica, we will begin activities to highlight the dissemination of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) Democracy Survey. In Madagascar, we will sign a three-year agreement with Catholic […]
Tiana Razafimahatratra, a Foreign Service National working at USAID’s Madagascar misson, tells the story of her first days working with USAID. When I told my former colleagues from CARE that I had been recruited by USAID to join the mission in Madagascar as a Foreign Service National (FSN), their first reaction surprised me. It was […]
In Tanzania, we are launching a Couples’ Communication Campaign. This event will launch an advocacy campaign to promote communication within couples about family health and positive gender norms. In Madagascar, USAID’s Office of Food Security and Disaster Assistance is providing $2 million to support the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO locust response program […]