The UN food agency has warned that thousands of families in southern Madagascar are on the edge of starvation as the country faces its worst drought in four decades.Families have been sustaining themselves on raw red cactus fruits, wild leaves, and locusts for several months. World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley explained that he had met women and children who had “walked for hours” to get to the food distribution points.“These were the ones who were healthy enough to make it”, he added.More than 1.14 million people are food insecure as severe droughts in Madagascar have led to an almost...
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