Severe droughts in Madagascar have led to an almost total disappearance of good food sources, pushing communities to the edge of starvation according the United Nations World Food Program. Southern Madagascar is facing famine-like conditions. Higher temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall have made it nearly impossible for people in the south to grow their own food for at least 3 years now, and has dramatically impacted livestock. It is the most severe drought conditions in 40 years. In addition, due to the travel bans put in place during the pandemic, and the resulting economic recession; people have not been able to go to urban areas for casual labor as they would normally do to earn money. 1.2 million face severe hunger and more than half a million children are severely malnourished.
The Mission Committee felt it was God’s will to donate funds to the (PCUSA) Madagascar Mission Network to assist our brothers and sisters during this humanitarian crisis.