The people of Madagascar need protection from the disastrous effects of drought and climate change. Send an email now to world leaders and the President of Madagascar to take immediate action to fulfill their human rights obligations to protect the Malagasy people from the deep-rooted injustices being driven by the climate crisis globally.
Madagascar is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. The southern region of the country, locally known as Le Grand Sud (the Deep South), is experiencing its worst drought in history. More than a million people are on the brink of famine and thousands more already facing catastrophic famine-like conditions. The drought has had a disastrous impact on the region, malnutrition is increasing, and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene are becoming more precarious.
The situation in southern Madagascar is a reminder that climate change is already causing great suffering, including death, and an illustration of the deep-rooted injustices being driven by the climate crisis globally. Malagasy people have been denied the enjoyment of their most basic human rights, including the right to life, right to health, right to adequate food, and rights to water and sanitation.
With climate change projected to worsen the severity and occurrence of droughts in southern Madagascar, it is urgent for the international community to respond to the current emergency.
Join Malagasy people in calling on world leaders, particularly those of countries most responsible for the climate crisis, and the government of Madagascar to take immediate action to fulfill their human rights obligations to protect the people of Madagascar from the disastrous effects of drought and climate change.