To mark Nature Photography Day, we’re looking at ten stunning photographs from some of the hungriest places on earth.
Back-to-back droughts in Madagascar have pushed communities right to the very edge of starvation. Families are suffering and people are already dying from severe hunger.
With each day that passes, more lives are at stake as hunger tightens its grip in southern Madagascar. Years of poor harvests driven by drought upon drought, and weather-related damages to fishing, have pushed people to the brink.
The hunger season can last for months, and it’s a particularly challenging time for subsistence farmers and their families, who solely rely on what they grow.
We have witnessed heartbreaking scenes of severely malnourished children and starving families. We need the money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar.
WFP never abandons hope. We're applying it in spades to roll back one of the most severe hunger catastrophes in our six decades of existence.
With malnutrition rates spiraling and children forced to beg to help their families eat, urgent action is needed to prevent a crisis.
A three-year drought intensified by El Niño has pushed millions of families across southern Africa—including Madagascar—into hunger.
Frequent climate extremes like cyclones and drought are driving hunger in southern Madagascar.