Humanitarian crisis in Madagascar

Published on 23 April 2009

Madagascar is facing an evolving humanitarian crisis of proportions unprecedented in its history. The country was already facing an extremely worrisome drought in the south, to which has been added the effects of cyclones and tropical storms while also being hit with food insecurity caused by the ongoing civil unrest in the capital of Antananarivo and elsewhere. (...) CARE International, the World Food Program and other organisations are already responding with food for work activities as well as direct food assistance to nursing mothers and children under age two, but the need is outstripping supply of food and if other funding is not found soon, the consequences could be catastrophic.

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