UN seeks $35 million in emergency aid for Madagascar

Antananarivo (AFP) Jan 12, 2021
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) appealed on Tuesday for emergency aid of $35 million to fight hunger in southern Madagascar, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a third consecutive year of drought. “Some 1.35 million people are projected to be food insecure – 35 percent of the region’s population,” the WFP said in a statement. “With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and

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