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Desolate villages face famine in Madagascar drought

Phys.org/news (SEPTEMBER 17, 2021)

Titre : Desolate villages face famine in Madagascar drought

Nothing to eat, nothing to plant. The last rain in Ifotaka fell in May, for two hours.

Phys.org/news (SEPTEMBER 17, 2021)

Présentation
Across Madagascar’s vast southern tip, drought has transformed fields into dust bowls. More than one million people face famine.

Across tens of thousands of acres, the countryside is desolate. Harvest season begins in October, leaving long, lean weeks before the meagre crops come in. Some villages are abandoned. In others, people should be working the fields, but instead are languishing at home. There’s nothing to reap. Hunger weighs people down, both in mind and body. They move slowly, and struggle to follow conversation.

Source  : Rijasolo

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