2 Nov 2021

Madagascar on verge of ‘first climate-induced famine’


Year after year of blistering drought, cyclones, sandstorms and even a plague of locusts – all of this has left tens of thousands  of people in Madagascar on the verge of what’s being described as the first climate-induced famine.

Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries, has been plagued by drought and hunger for decades.

But the World Food Programme says the crisis has been made far more acute by climate change,  as well as mass-scale deforestation to make way for farming.

And without more funds, they say they’re running out of options to help.

Producers: Nick Scott Plummer, Lizzy Amanpour