In 2008, Catholic Relief Services started implementing a more holistic approach to programming in Madagascar through three priority areas: livelihoods, health and justice. Our programmings goals are to improve livelihoods in rural and peri-urban areas, to improve the nutritional status and health of vulnerable families, and to reduce the risk of violent conflict in the country.
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|Population:||22,599,098 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||226,658 sq mi; slightly less than twice the size of Arizona|
|People Served:||3,051,877 (2012 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services came to Madagascar in 1962 to provide humanitarian aid in regions with high levels of poverty and malnutrition. For more than 50 years, CRS has carried out food and nutrition programs for underprivileged mothers, children, the disabled and victims of natural disasters.