A deadly famine is devastating southern Madagascar
Urgent donations are needed to help thousands of men, women and children on the verge of starvation due to food scarcity in southern Madagascar. People are so hungry they are resorting to eating insects and leaves just to stay alive!
Even worse… this suffering is happening while the world is looking the other way.
CBM Australia is a Christian charity and international development aid organisation devoted to transforming the lives of people with disabilities living in poverty. CBM’s country office in Madagascar is one of only two organisations operating in the country dedicated to providing support to people with disabilities and their families. We ensure that people with disabilities can access food, water, medication and other essentials.
Will you make an urgent donation? Your charitable donations will immediately be used to provide life-saving supplies to families during this famine. A family that may starve if we cannot help them.
In just two weeks, the island nation of Madagascar was hit by two major storms. Tropical storm Ana and Cyclone Batsirai have had a devastating impact, worsening an already existing humanitarian crisis.
Since November 2020, southern Madagascar has endured back-to-back droughts. Crops have failed, there is no food, and no water. These catastrophic conditions are getting worse every day.
Famine has pushed three in four families to the brink of starvation! The number of severely malnourished children has doubled in the last four months. Your disaster relief donations will help provide a child and their family with urgent access to clean drinking water, medical treatment and supplies.
Our partner staff are in the field, ready to provide the life-saving supplies your generous donations will pay for – so please don’t delay.
Satry Ramaroson from CBM Madagascar explains the crisis in Madagascar
The people suffering the most
As is always the case in situations like this, people with disabilities are suffering worst of all.
Many cannot physically walk to distribution points where help is provided. Others can’t hear radio broadcasts or see posters to find out where to go for help. And even if they can, they find themselves pushed aside and forced to the back of every queue.
But your donation will help provide funding for life-saving supplies to be distributed directly to people with disabilities. They will be at the front of your queue.