Economic sanctions worsening hunger in Madagascar

Boy looking after geese near Antananarivo

Economic sanctions are worsening hunger in Madagascar according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

Olivier De Schutter, who just wrapped up his official mission to the Indian Ocean island nation, said it's time to reconsider those sanctions imposed following Madagascar's 2009 political crisis.

He warns they are aggravating an already dire situation in which half the country is food insecure. Madagascar already has one of the highest levels of child malnutrition in the world.

Economic sanctions worsening hunger in Madagascar, UN expert warns

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