Hunger Hotspot: Madagascar

Monday, April 18, 2022
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On the television or radio, or perhaps at church or through your social media feeds, we all often catch short stories about emergency hunger situations around the world and the people who are affected by them. Our staff, member agencies and local partners are watching various Hunger Hotspot areas in 2022, including Madagascar.

Madagascar is another country where the Foodgrains Bank and its members are responding. Did you know that southern Madagascar is home to what the United Nations is calling the world’s first climate change famine?

The worst drought in 40 years has made it almost impossible for people to grow their own food for nearly three years now. People are resorting to extreme measures to get by. Some are eating plants that would normally only be fed to cattle to fill their stomachs—or not eating at all.

Anjarasoa Natolotra Fanevanay participates in a project to improve food security for drought-affected households in Madagascar, operated by the local partner of our member World Renew. (Photo: SAF/FJKM)

Please pray for the people who are living in Madagascar, that they would know God’s love and find relief from the hardships they face.

This feature was originally published in the winter 2022 edition of Breaking Bread.

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