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Madagascar: The World Food Programme called for international assistance to deal with a possible famine in the Southern Madagascar

While the extreme southern Madagascar is currently experiencing a period of severe drought, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched an emergency call for international assistance to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the region.
The rations currently allow to feed some 120,000 people only. More than a dozen children have already died of hunger according to local officials. Some residents eat cactus and tamarinds to fight against hunger.
Famine known locally kéré currently threatens food security between 200,000 and 350,000 inhabitants in this part of the Island.
As a reminder, Madagascar had not experienced such drought in six years. The last rain was recorded in September 2014.


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