Madagascar edges toward famine, UN food agency appeals for assistance

Madagascar edges toward famine, UN food agency appeals for assistance

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-04-30 05:04

An unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar, an island State off the East African coast in the Indian Ocean, is forcing hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine at a scale "beyond belief", a senior UN food agency official said on Thursday.

And with acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned.

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