Country profile

Madagascar is the country most exposed to cyclones in Africa and the third most vulnerable country in the world to the effects of climate change. On average, 1.5 cyclones a year cross Madagascar, generally affecting two thirds of the country.
Humanity has always lived with the threat of natural hazards, but the past four decades have seen a quadrupling of hydro-meteorological disasters. Rising sea-levels are putting more and more communities around the globe in the firing line of superstorms and their related floods, storm-surges and landslides, while grinding periods of drought or unseasonal cold snaps hit farmers hard. The most recent disaster mapping clearly demonstrate the vulnerability of the population in disaster prone areas Learn more...

Why prepositioning?

Prepositioning is an important consideration to mitigate the problems that occurs due to the shortage in the supply of resources.
Prepositioning reduces costs of interventions and improves on response time. Madagascar has logistical access challenges that make prepositioning especially attractive. Learn more...

What? How? Where?

What?
Food items and emergency articles that can meet the immediate needs of an emergency, based on the contextual requirements and to respond to major sectors, such as water and sanitation (WASH), shelter and emergency health. Learn more...

How?
By using sealed and hermetic storage units and improved packaging, commodities can be protected from insects, floodings and weather impact. Learn more... while reducing environmental foot print more...

Where?
Areas that have recurring emergencies and that are difficult to reach from central areas due to infrastructure and disaster impact damages.


Historical data of past emergencies

By analysing the history of cyclones and floods (data available from CERVO - Cellule d'Etude, de Réflexion, de Veille et d'Orientation), we can statistically narrow down to critical regions and districts based on those with recurrent strikes.

Availability of commercial suppliers

Evaluating the local suppliers capacity and quality can offer reliable commodities (food and non food) to supplement eventual supply gaps.

Partner's mapping

Identifying and clarifying the roles, capacities and capabilities of available partners (the 3W - Who does What Where) can leverage the lack of available storage capacity.

Landlocked areas

The assessment of logistics access constraints for regions that have been selected as high proned areas will focus further on the locations to select for prepositioning