People currently (Apr – Sept 2021) in IPC Phase 3+
People expected (Oct – Dec 2021) in IPC Phase 3+
Southern Madagascar is experiencing one of the worst meteorological droughts in its history. The extent and magnitude of precipitation deficit through the past 4 years is clearly represented by the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).
The current drought situation is caused by this strong and long-lasting reduced precipitation, mainly during the rainy seasons (in particular the last two), and is expected to cause cascading impacts in the next lean season. Source: GDO, FEWS NET