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Madagascar is slowly recovering from the five-year political crisis (2009-2014) that stunted the economy and reversed much of the country’s progress. As one of the poorest countries in the world, the World Bank estimates that 90 per cent of Madagascar’s population lives under the poverty line. Compounding economic and political challenges, Madagascar is also one of the countries most negatively affected by climate change, which is evidenced by the increasing severity and unpredictability of natural disasters, such as cyclones, flooding, and drought.

Unemployment, lack of basic resources, and environmental changes are some of the main drivers of migration in Madagascar, resulting in complex migration trends both internally and transnationally.

Since 2014, IOM has supported the Government of Madagascar in addressing the challenges and advancing the benefits of migration. Over the years, IOM Madagascar has implemented programmes concerning health and migration, international migration law, migration and the environment, counter-trafficking, forced migration and displacement linked to natural disasters, labour migration, and diaspora engagement, channeled through consultation services and technical cooperation.


Population (2015):24.2 million
Area:587,041 km sq
Languages :Malagasy, French
Currency:Malagasy Ariary (MGA)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 1,437
HDI Rank (2014):154 of 188
Immigrants (2015):0.1%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):43.0%
Population under 15 (2015):41.7%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.30%
Sources and Definitions

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Porte 108, 1er étage Immeuble SONAPAR
Zone Galaxy Andraharo
Antananarivo (101)

Tel: +261 20 23 308 09
Email: iommadagascar@iom.int

Source: un.org

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