Sumary of Madagascar famine becomes first in history to be caused solely by climate crisis:
- 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.
- 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.
- “This is not because of war or conflict, this is because of climate change,” Mr Beasley said.
- Last month, analysis by Geneva-based aid agency Care International pointed out how wealthy countries are ‘’falling short’’ on financial goals to mitigate climate crisis in developing countries.