Projections for Q4-2021 and Q1-2022 predict a deterioration in the nutritional situation due to the early start of the lean season this year (forecast 70,000 SAM children requiring CMAM treatment during this period).
UNICEF and its partners will strive to continue multisectoral humanitarian interventions (nutrition, food and cash distributions, WASH, health, etc.) at least until the next harvest (beginning of Q2-2022) targeting most vulnerable / affected municipalities classified as Emergency by the Nutritional Surveillance System) and adapting as much as possible to the very different local contexts from one municipality to another while ensuring a strong geographical convergence between the different interventions.
UNICEF’s interventions in the water sector have reached 56,500 additional people who are most affected by drought in the regions of Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana with 511,000 now reached out of the 807,000 targeted by the WASH cluster.
With 32,000 more people using free health services thanks to UNICEF support in October 2021, this brings the total number of people reached since January 2021 to 227,000, bringing coverage to 102% of the response target. emergency of the year in the Great South.
UNICEF continued to coordinate the cash response to the drought. working with the SAMS cluster to ensure the most appropriate food, cash or hybrid assistance is provided to households, UNICEF covered around 35,000 people in October and currently needs US $ 1.1 million to continue assistance in this municipality until May 2022.
Reporting GBV is severely hampered by social norms, traditional arrangements and the lack of options for protecting survivors; reporting and referral services also suffer from gaps in staff, resources, equipment and coverage, which affects their accessibility, quality and comprehensiveness of care, as well as the ability to collect and centralize data, affecting real-time insight into GBV trends in emergency response.