El Niño plunges southern Madagascar into famine

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Scene in Madagascar

Cécile Barbière – June 27, 2016

The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. EurActiv France reports.

It has not rained in Tsihombe since January, Reho Ziry remembered as we crossed the bridge over the dry bed of the Mananbovo river. Since then, the sun has baked the arid land in this district of the southern Madagascar’s Androy region, drying out watercourses and crops.

http://www.euractiv.com