The UN says it is the first famine caused by climate change. Those caught up in it describe a desperate fight to surviveThe UN has called it the world’s first climate-change-induced famine. Madagascar’s government agrees it is a result of the west’s carbon-fuelled lifestyle. A number of scientists and experts disagree, saying it is actually a consequence of poverty and poor governance.
For the people of southern Madagascar, unaware of the international furore, it is known simply as kere — the hunger.