A deadly famine is devastating southern Madagascar

Urgent donations are needed to help thousands of men, women and children on the verge of starvation 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 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? It will immediately be used to provide life-saving supplies to families during this famine. A family that may starve if we cannot help them.

They need your support

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1.5m
people left hungry

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3
out of 4 families are starving

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40
years of drought

It's getting worse by the day

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.

Our partner staff are in the field, ready to provide the life-saving supplies your gift will pay for – so please don’t delay.

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga, which triggered a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations, is seen in an image from the NOAA GOES-West satellite taken at 05:00 GMT January 15, 2022.

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 urgent gift will help provide life-saving supplies directly to people with disabilities. They will be at the front of your queue.

Maharavo being held by his mother as they sit outdoors in Madagascar.
Nine year old Liasoa with her grandmother in Madagascar

You can help before it's too late

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

Your gift could provide a family in Madagascar with their first proper meal in months. You may be the only hope a young growing child has to survive.

Will you act in faith today to support starving people in Madagascar?