As the rest of the world battles with Corona virus pandemic, Madagascar is battling both Covid-19 and lack of food. Citizens of South Madagascar have been left to feed their children on wild leaves and locusts. Consecutive droughts and sand storms have ruined the harvests leaving them in blink of famine.
Madagascar is among the poorest countries in Africa and is often faced with problems like lack of health care, employment and even education.
Malnutrition among the children is increasing at an alarming rate creating a full blown nutrition emergency. Amer Daoudi, senior director of global World Food Program operations, warned the lives of Malagasy children are in danger, especially those under five years old whose malnutrition rates have reached “alarming levels”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has only made the situation worse as it is becoming difficult for food aid to reach them.
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