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By late
The country is a wreck, and they are starving. We gave a little to Action Against Hunger, Charity navigator says they're good.
I think I am more and more like a politician -- U-turning my pledges repeatedly.

Again, with Chinese trolls roaming around I don't intend to post,
but I am morally bound to post a response regarding a humanitarian crisis.
These places are often neglected by everybody else.

A link of a related report: ... madagascar

The report claims the main reason as climate change.
I think they have an agenda -- to ask us to reduce carbon emission and so on.
However, this is a long term solution which probably doesn't resolve the immediate threat.

Some more urgent yet not one-off question as follows:
1. Any other reason that can explain this crisis? For example, is the place over-populated? Has the administration been poor?
2. What should be done to make the place itself more resilient in the face of climate change (which is a process that cannot be stopped immediately)?

On a crueler note, I think we are too used to be well-off that we often forget, or even reject that,
catastrophes like this have been effective ways to reset the balance.
I agree that having civilization means we should take more effective control of such process to minimize casualties,
but we should not be surprised if it does happen.
(P.S. I actually wanted to say "this can happen to anyone of us")

Last but not least, I want to find a place to donate for this cause,
but I have to make sure that I am not donating to some pro-China or fraud organizations.
Any suggestions?
I saw a documentary on Madagascar about 10 years ago. It was very sad.
They interviewed a prostitute. 1 dollar for sex with a condom, 2 dollars for sex without a condom.
The woman was there with her small son who might have only been 3 years old. She had gotten pregnant with him from one of her past customers. Of course she didn't know who the father was.
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By Drlee
Well. At least she got the extra buck.
Sandzak wrote:21st Century and people starv.

Why is a famine in Madagascar??? There is no war.

There is war in Ukraine.

The western sanctions on Russia first hit the developing countries, then the west. And if Russia even suffers at all, well, opinions are different, but the Rubel is looking absolutely great right now.

The west had already Belorussia and Iranian fertilizer blocked. Now also fertilizer from Russia is blocked. The result is a worldwide famine.
By wat0n
Ah, didn't see the date. Please try to add a news source or something next time, since I at least don't know if there was anything in particular you were referring to :?:

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