Madagascar: providing safe water

Nearly 60 per cent of people in Madagascar  do not have access to clean, safe water. This is worsened by intense periods of drought. Water infrastructure for use in multiple ways is a solution to increasing the availability of this vital resource.

Thanks to support from the Eleva Foundation, Unicef is extending the use of exploitable water points for agricultural use in the extreme south of Madagascar. The development of integrated water/small scale agricultural services aims to increase the demand and sustainability of drinking water services, contribute to preventing malnutrition and improve the resilience of communities impacted by drought.


The Global Goals are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Children, the next generation, must be at the heart of global efforts if we are to achieve these Goals by the year 2030. Unicef’s work is central to 11 of the 17 Goals, which include aiming for zero hunger, quality education for every child, and clean water and sanitation.