Madagascar suffers worst drought in decades

July 27, 2021

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Men dig for water in the dry Mandrare river bed, in Fenoaivo, Madagascar, Nov. 9, 2020.

Men dig for water in the dry Mandrare river bed, in Fenoaivo, Madagascar, Nov. 9, 2020. As a consequence of three straight years of drought, along with historic neglect by the government of the remote region as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.5 million people are in need of emergency food assistance, according to the UN World Food Program.

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