The World Food Program has received an additional contribution for helping Madagascar with its current crisis. On average, a million people need emergency food assistance.
The troubles faced by the country have been exacerbated by the worst drought in 40 years, the armed conflict, and the disturbances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Agency, has already devoted 1.5 million euros for de-escalating the food crisis.
The World Food Program called in February for the international community's help to acquire more funds to combat world hunger. After that, the Alpine nation donated 100 million euros, seen as a new record for Switzerland.