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Shoe leather and locusts eaten in horrific drought

Facing its worst drought in 40 years, food and water in Madagascar are so costly at the moment that reports are coming in of communities eating locusts, leaves, clay and even shoe leather to survive, the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) says.

Gary Clayton, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

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MAF Pilot Ryan Unger (bottom picture) helps those suffering in the drought (top picture)

MAF writes: UNICEF says that half a million children under the age of five will be ‘acutely malnourished’ this year, with a further 110,000 facing ‘severe malnourishment’.