Madagascar on the brink of extinction due to hunger

Three consecutive years of severe drought and lack of food is threatening the existence of Madagascar as a nation

More than 90 percent of its population now lives below the poverty line, and nearly half of the country’s children are chronically malnourished or stunted according to report.

Madagascar has always struggled with drought and malnutrition for years, but recent climate change has exacerbated extreme weather in the region and, in turn, food insecurity. 

 

Three consecutive years of severe drought, widespread crop failure and water shortages have driven Madagascar to the brink of utter “catastrophe,” United Nations agencies stated. 

More than half of the population in southern Madagascar, or around 850,000 people, are now experiencing “alarming” levels of hunger, according to the agencies. At least 20 percent of households in the region are on the verge of famine.

“These are people living on the very brink,” Chris Nikoi, regional director of the U.N.’s World Food Programme, said Thursday in a statement. “Many have nothing but wild fruits to eat. We must act together now to save lives.”

The stories out of southern Madagascar are bleak: Children are being pulled out of school to look for food and water; 1 in 3 families has turned to “desperate measures” like begging and selling land to survive; and 4 in 10 households have eaten their vital seed stocks in desperation, leaving nothing for the upcoming planting season. 

“I have never experienced this kind of hunger,” Rasoanandeasana Emillienne, a local farmer with four children, told the news outlet in June. “We are taking one day at a time because who knows what will happen if the rains do not return.”

Sponsored post

Are you sick and tired of boring friends who take you nowhere? It's time to drain the swamp in your friends list. 
Make good friends now. Connect for free with amazing people and chat now! 


 

 

You May Also Like:

Pictures show kids who must climb dangerous ladder on a vertical cliff to go to school

Heart-breaking pictures have emerged showing kids, the youngest of whom is just six, who must climb unsecured vine ladders on the side of a steep rock face to go home from school daily.

The schoolchildren live in a so-called 'cliff village', which is situated on the top of a 2,624-foot-tall peak in south-west China, and their school is at the foot of the mountain, reports Huanqiu affiliated with the People's Daily Online. Their village is completely cut off from the outside world. 

3 Comments
Added by chanyuan

.
Added by xukaimin

.
Added by xukaimin

http://www.alupro.fr
http://www.nike-airmaxpascher.fr
http://www.funoase.at
http://www.louboutinfemme-pascher.fr
http://www.christianlouboutinonlineoutlet.us.com
http://www.grnet.ch
http://www.columbiashoes.us.com
http://www.cocoritosrl.it
http://www.ralphlaurenpolouk.org.uk
http://www.nikeoutletstore.us.com
http://www.toryburch.me.uk
http://www.valentinoshoes-outlet.us.com
http://www.true-religionjeans.us.org
http://www.nikeairmax2016.in.net
http://www.hilfigeroutlet.in.net
http://www.ferragamoshoesoutlet.us.com
http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.ca
http://www.chicagobullsjerseys.com
http://www.recoilmag.com.au/christian-louboutin.html
http://www.kate-spadeoutletonline.us
http://www.michaelkorsoutletclearance.us.org
http://www.michaelkorsonline-outlet.us.com
http://www.clevelandcavaliersjerseys.us.com
http://www.recoilmag.com.au/ralph-lauren.html
http://www.new-balanceshoes.us.com
http://www.jordan8.net
http://www.coachfacyoryoutletonlinee.us.com
http://www.sunglassesoakley.com.co
http://www.ralphlauren.eu.com
http://www.salomon-shoes.in.net
http://www.michael--korshandbags.us.com
http://www.katespadeoutletstore.us.org
http://www.toryburchstore.us.com
http://www.michaelkors.me.uk
http://www.moncler.eu.com
http://www.lecoqsportifchaussures.fr
http://www.redbottoms.me.uk
http://www.rosherun.org
http://www.ray-banaviatorsunglasses.org.uk
http://www.eccoshoes.in.net
http://www.grupolanda.es
http://www.jordan13.org
http://www.buymichaelkorshandbags.us.com
http://www.uggoutlets.com.co
http://www.adidasshoes.in.net
http://www.ray-banssunglasses.com.co
http://www.louisvuittonofficial.us.com
http://www.wholesaleray-bansunglasses.us.com
http://www.ferragamobelt.us.com
http://www.nhlhockey-jerseys.us.com
http://www.levisjeans.us.com
http://www.ed-hardy.us.org
http://www.christianlouboutinsale.org.uk
http://www.coachoutletfactoryoutlet.us.com
http://www.mcmhandbags.us.org
http://www.cheapraybansunglasses.net.co
http://www.adidasoriginalsshoes.in.net
http://www.suprashoes.in.net
http://www.vansshoes.us.org
http://www.timberlandoutlet.name
http://www.vansshoesoutlet-store.com
http://www.sproeiendekutjes.nl
http://www.kobeshoes.us.com
http://www.goldenstatewarriorsjerseys.us.com
http://www.softworx.it
http://www.jordans.in.net
http://www.ralphlaurenpolooutlet.us.org
http://www.sac-longchamppas-cher.fr
http://www.bliriknu.se
http://www.vansshoesoutlet.us.com
http://www.clarks-shoes.in.net
http://www.montblancpenofficials.us.com
http://www.ferragamooutlet.us.com
http://www.generaliopen.at
http://www.poloralphlaurenoutletonilne.us.com
http://www.cheapraybans.ca
http://www.minnesotavikingsjerseys.us.com
http://www.underarmour.in.net
http://www.manoloblahnik.us
http://www.michaeljordan-shoes.com
http://www.nikeairforce1.in.net
http://www.coachoutletonlinesales.us.com
http://www.uggsclassicboots.us.com
http://www.nikeairmaxshoes.us.com
http://www.louis--vuittonhandbags.us.com
http://www.kd10kevindurantshoes.org
http://www.noltingorgelgendringen.nl
http://www.clarksshoesoutlet-online.com
http://www.michaelkorsbagsuk.co.uk
http://www.longchamp-outletstore.us.com
http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesale.us.com
http://www.truereligion-jeans.com.co
http://www.outletuggs.com.co
http://www.adidaszxflux.org.uk
http://www.converseshoes.us.org
http://www.adidasukoriginals.org.uk
http://www.michaelkorsbags.in.net
http://www.uggoutlet.nom.co
http://www.salvatoreferragamo.in.net
http://www.columbiaoutlet-store.com
2017.8.18xukaimin
Add Comment:
Added by (optional):
To prevent spam, please tell us:
What is one added to one?*

 

 

Powered by liveSite Get your free site!