More than 1 million need urgent food aid in south Madagascar

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This picture made available by the World Food Program on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, shows a mother giving supplementary nutrition products to her 6-month-old daughter in Ankilimanondro, Atsimo-Andrefana Region, Madagascar. International agencies warn that more than 1.1 million people in southern Madagascar urgently need food aid. The World Food Program says that about 700,000 people are already receiving food aid and increased emergency assistance is needed. (Tsiory Ny Aina Andriantso/WFP via AP)

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Parched by four years of drought, more than 1.1 million people in southern Madagascar urgently need food aid in a rapidly worsening crisis, experts warn.

About 700,000 people are already receiving food aid and increased emergency assistance is needed, according to WFP which is working with the Malagasy government and other humanitarian agencies.

“Harvests fail constantly, so people don’t have anything to harvest and anything to renew their food stocks,” Alice

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