Madagascar Famine Relief Fund

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Madagascar Famine Relief Fund

Thank you for your generous gift to the Madagascar Famine Relief Fund. Your donation continues to make a difference by ensuring Malagasies across the south receive nourishing food and life-saving health care as they continue to face a climate-induced famine.

This spring, GlobalGiving made two grants to trusted nonprofit partners working with the most impacted of these communities. Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported: 

  • Ny Tanintsika, a small Malagasy-led nonprofit, provided food and services at a canteen for the Tsirangtoe primary school. About 400 students rely on the canteen for daily meals. Food distributions will continue throughout the summer thanks to the connections fostered between the school, impacted families, and Ny Tanintsika. The nonprofit also funded a geophysical study in the most food-insecure region to determine where and how to build wells to provide safe drinking water for local communities.   
  • Plateforme HINA, a network of more than 50 Malagasy civil society groups, is using funds to launch a major health project in areas where food insecurity has worsened malnutrition. This project targets acute child and maternal malnutrition and prenatal health. Other organizations in the network with expertise in malnutrition and health programs are also contributing to the project.

Your support of the Madagascar Famine Relief Fund powers these community-led responses, and it means people in southern Madagascar get the critical resources they need in the most challenging times. Thank you again for your generosity.

With gratitude, 

Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team

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Photo: Nofy i Androy
Photo: Nofy i Androy

Thank you for your generous donation to the Madagascar Famine Relief Fund. Please accept our apologies for sending an update about another disaster our community is responding to in Thailand. We are very grateful for your support to the Malagasy people during this incredibly difficult time, and we are excited to update you on how your donation is making a difference there.

Your donation helped deliver emergency food packages to the communities hardest hit by the famine. Your support is also powering the expansion of sustainable livelihood programs, including bee harvesting projects that provide nutrition and income to Malagasy communities. 

Since you contributed, donations from the Madagascar Famine Relief Fund have supported two grants to high-impact and community-led nonprofit organizations at the forefront of this crisis. 

Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported: 

  • SEED Madagascar is distributing thousands of kilograms of rice, beans, oil, and high-nutrition meals across the region. They’re also strengthening their livelihood projects, which promote long-term recovery and resilience for communities facing damaging impacts from the climate crisis.
  • Nofy i Androy is expanding food and nutritional packages across the Androy region to families in the greatest need of immediate support. Donations are also supporting girls’ education programming, which equips female leaders with the skills to solve issues such as the effects of a changing climate.

Here is what the community leaders and grant recipients want you to know about the famine conditions and the impact of your donation: 

"Growing up in Androy, we know firsthand the two- to three-year cycle of famine. However, this current one is the longest up to this time. What gives us hope is that people around the world will pitch in when others might lose their own hope." - Melodie + Meta, Nofy i Androy

"Even before the current crisis, they [Malagasys] are among the poorest people on Earth, with the least access to basics like clean drinking water, education, sanitation, and healthcare. With the increased pressure of the current famine...an international helping hand, combined with that unique Malagasy resilience, can result in families and communities improving their situation in the long term." - Mark, SEED Madagascar

Your support of the GlobalGiving Madagascar Famine Relief Fund powers community-led responses. It means people like Mark, Meta, and Melodie get the critical resources they need to help their communities survive now, while also building their resiliency for the future.

Thank you!

Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team

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