Tag: famine

    Madagascar: Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine
    09 Nov 2021

    More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate […]

    Climate-led famine and drought hit Madagascar: people eat cactuses
    02 Nov 2021

    Prolonged heat has ruined agriculture and dried up rivers in Madagascar. The starving population feeds on cacti and livestock feed, The Independent states. Such a drought on the island happened for the first time in the last 40 years. In the south of Madagascar, some people died of hunger. The UN named them the first […]

    The UN named factors that cause famine spread

    The spread of hunger on the globe contributes to five factors: COVID-19, climate variability, conflicts, cost and availability of healthy eating, and slowing the economy and its recession. Only through the COVID-19, another 140 million people were below the poverty line. This during events dedicated to the World Food Day, within the framework of Expo-2020 […]

    Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine
    28 Aug 2021

    According to the United Nations, Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world’s first “climate change famine,” which says tens of thousands of people are already suffering “catastrophic” levels of hunger and food insecurity after four years without rain. The drought – the worst in four decades – has devastated isolated farming communities in […]