Did you know that children in Southern Madagascar are starving?
Please Donate today to feed families suffering chronic malnutrition in Southern Madagascar!
“With more than a million people facing hunger due to the devastating famine currently ravaging southern Madagascar, donors, foreign governments and regional leaders must ramp up aid efforts to avert a potential human rights crisis” said Amnesty International 21-May-2021.
As the country experiences its worst drought in 40 years, two United Nations agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) last week issued an urgent warning to draw international attention to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Southern Madagascar.
Money for Madagascar is urgently appealing for help to respond to the humanitarian crisis developing in Southern Madagascar.
Although drought is common in the south, the current level of hunger is unprecedented. Mothers are reduced to preparing a mixture of clay and tamarind to fill their children’s empty stomachs. Even the tamarinds are running out and the cacti, a staple at times of hunger, have long dried up.
Vulnerable families are seeing their loved ones starve to death. One village leader, Refanampy, is keeping the names of the dead in a notebook. “We’re used to drought, but this time it’s just too much,” he says. “Before this, we didn’t have people dying (of hunger) in our village.”
The World Food Programme has begun to distribute food but they do not have resources to reach everyone in need. Although MfM is small we can make a big difference. Working with our partner ALT we are delivering nutritious meals to hundreds of children every day. Further donations could help us reach more children to survive the weeks and months ahead. Your gift can save precious lives!
Just £6 can feed a child for a month!
Thank you again for any support you can give!
27th May 2021 Report from Medecins Sans Frontieres here https://msf.org.uk/article/photostory-madagascars-looming-famine