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Madagascar: 200,000 people at risk of starvation in the Great South of Madagascar

The extreme south of the country is currently undergoing a severe drought. Famine locally called kéré thus threatens the food security of approximately 200,000 inhabitants in this part of the Island.
These are the Anosy regions (Amboasary South) and Androy (Beloha, Tsihombe and Bekily) that are particularly affected. Five deaths due to kéré were previously identified. Some people eat cactus and tamarinds to fight against hunger.
As a reminder, Madagascar had not experienced such drought in six years. The last rain was recorded in September 2014.


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