Production date: 13-15 July 2009
Keywords: UNICEF, children, Madagascar, drought, malnutrition, climate change
Main shooting locations: South Madagascar
As world attention shifts towards environmental issues, a quiet crisis, caused by climate change is playing itself out on the island of Madagascar. The south of the country has always been dry, but biannual rains meant farmers here could plant and harvest their crops twice a year, enough to see them and their families through the lean seasons. But for the last two years those rains have failed, once mighty rivers have run dry and crops have died. People here, especially children, have begun to starve.
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