Coronavirus: In Madagascar,a social protection response is launched in urban and suburban areas to aid families and their children during Covid-19 pandemic

Submitted by socpro on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:26
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Social protection programme to assist families impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak through the use of unconditional cash transfers in urban and suburban areas. Nearly 189,400 households from the 769 fokontany (sub districts) of the eight districts of Antananarivo,Toamasina and Fianarantsoa will benefit from the programme,called TOSIKA FAMENO.

The beneficiaries are very poor and vulnerable families,those most exposed to a risk of food insecurity as well as those whose income is interrupted because of the lock down. Under the programme,each identified household will receive 100,000 ariary per household (USD 26),for one month,and payable in one installment. Payment of transfers to beneficiary households will be made by mobile money or voucher to limit the risk of contact between people.

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