The situation in Madagascar

The situation in Madagascar

For several decades, Madagascar has not been spared from natural disasters (especially cyclones), political crises, or soaring prices. Today, poverty is a huge challenge as 90% of the Malagasy population lives on less than 1.70 €/day (UN figure) and the situation is only getting worse.

In Madagascar, the living conditions of disadvantaged families are extremely difficult. The majority of them live in great poverty and the children are quickly exposed to begging, prostitution, violence or malnutrition. Adding to this is an education system where enrolment fees are high and school supplies are too expensive for the poorest.

As a result, barely more than 30% of children are in school (UNICEF figures) and malnutrition is taking its toll. It is for these reasons that Scolarisation Madagascar works in priority on these two points: to allow the children to go to school and to eat decently.

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