Targeted emergency actions for the food security of vulnerable people in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Senegal

Number of beneficiaries: more than 12000 children and people

Project duration: 2022/2023 – 12 months


Sri Lanka: Central province, Western Province

Madagascar: Analamanga, Antananarivo, Vakinankaratra

Senegal: Thies, Dakar

Project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Local partners

Sri Lanka: Palm, Mencafep, LFA

Madagascar: AAA, CADRI, Akany Fanantenana, Ikoriantsoa

Senegal: JED, Waranka


The most vulnerable populations in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Senegal are seeing their access to food compromised under the effect of high food price inflation, a consequence of the sharp slowdown in economies and international trade due to the pandemic Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, and extreme weather events affecting agricultural production. This context particularly affects vulnerable people who do not have stable jobs and depend on agricultural activities. Women and children in single-parent households are most at risk. Consequences include reduced diets and depleted nutrient intake as well as dropping out of school to cut expenses and employ children in agricultural or other work.

The mission

Main objective :

Ensure sufficient and quality food for vulnerable people, especially women and children, in food insecurity and at risk of malnutrition following the consequences of international crises and climate change

Specific objective:

Improve the resilience of food-insecure households and communities by rehabilitating or strengthening their livelihoods and by providing targeted food assistance in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Senegal


  • Punctual and targeted distribution of basic foodstuffs to food-deficit households
  • Support for school canteens, child protection institutes and psychosocial support activities
  • Monitoring the nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 5; distribution of enriched porridge to children at risk; access to maternal and child health care
  • Support for restarting or consolidating the livelihoods of vulnerable households
  • Strengthening of community structures facilitating access to agricultural inputs and sustainable production and contributing to food security


12,574 children, young people and people