UN warns climate crisis behind looming famine in Madagascar and other stories

Today we look at the mass food insecurity amid a severe drought in Madagascar, the impact of a toxic leak in a mine on local communities in DR Congo, and more

September 03, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the widespread and severe food insecurity in Madagascar and its link to climate change; the pollution of two tributaries of the Congo river caused by a toxic leak in an Angolan diamond mine; the recent regional conference hosted by Iraq; the violent crackdown by Israeli forces on the ongoing protests against the blockade of Gaza; and the impact of mining on the livelihoods of local communities in Brazil.

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