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China planning to build military base in Indian Ocean region in Madagascar

Beijing: China is expanding its defence cooperation and making incursions into the Western Indian Ocean Region, where India traditionally has a significant presence, and it is eyeing a military base in Madagascar.

Child sex abuse in Madagascar ‘widespread and tolerated’

New York: In Madagascar, child sex abuse is “widespread and tolerated” in tourist hotspots, UN-appointed rights experts said on Thursday.

Madagascar: Emergency teams deploy to areas hit hard by deadly cyclone

New York: Humanitarians are continuing to support Madagascar in the wake of Cyclone Batsirai which hammered the island nation this past weekend, the UN said on Thursday.

Newborn, covered in blood-soaked paper, recovered from plane's toilet bin: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: A newborn baby, covered in blood-soaked toilet paper, was found abandoned in the trash bin of a plane's washroom, media reports said.

Madagascar: ‘World cannot look away’ as 1.3 million face severe hunger

New York: The international community must step up support to Madagascar, where more than one million people in the south are facing severe hunger, the top UN aid official there said on Thursday in a renewed appeal for solidarity and funding.

In Madagascar, pockets of famine as risks grow for children, warns WFP

New York: “Pockets of famine” have now been reported in Southern Madagascar, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic

New York: In southern Madagascar, “famine-like conditions” have doubled the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with last year, to more than 1.3 million. Successive droughts and a lack of jobs linked to COVID-19 restrictions are to blame, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Rising hunger in drought-stricken southern Madagascar forcing families to eat insects: WFP

New York: Hunger is on the rise in southern Madagascar due to consecutive years of drought,  affecting half the region’s population, or 1.5 million people, and forcing most families to eat insects, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’, UN appeals for long-term help as emergency worsens

New York/IBNS: Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation

New York, June 28 (IBNS): The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they share the three latrines that have been there for some time.

Madagascar: UN chief commends leaders, State institutions following ‘historic milestone’ election

New York, Jan 9 (IBNS): Following a run-off election for the Presidency of Madagascar which saw former leader Andry Rajoelina declared the winner on Tuesday, the UN chief has commended all those who contributed to the “peaceful and orderly” voting process that began at the end of November.

Madagascar: UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for electoral process

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS): The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the appointment on 7 September of Rivo Rakotovao, President of the Madagascar Senate, as acting president of the country.

UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar

New York, June 13 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court.

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; remains vigilant as risk of spread remains

New York, Nov 4(Just Earth News): While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease.

With people in southern Madagascar ‘living on the brink,' UN scales up efforts to avert food crisis

New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe.