Covid-19 pandemic is the currently the biggest worry for most countries in the world but the citizens of Madagascar are facing a more severe pandemic which is drought and hunger.
Madagascar is currently facing their worst drought in 40 years and has left more than a million people facing desperate food shortages.
As the situation worsens day by day, the affected people have resulted to eating clay mixed with tarmarid, termites, wild foods and leaves which are dangerous for pregnant women and children.
Children mostly those from Southern parts of the country are currently suffering from acute malnutrition leading to admission in hospitals and even death.
The current drought situation was caused by shortage of rainfall, sandstorms and rising food prices in the markets.
The pandemic has made delivery of food items and relief aid to the people more difficult.
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