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India to send 1000 tonnes rice, malaria medicines to drought-hit Madagascar

Dais Newsfeed | 01/03/2021 10:44 PM | Click to read full article

Reaching out to Madagascar yet again, India will be sending 1000 tonnes of rice and malaria medicine to the Indian Ocean island country. Southern Madagascar has been impacted by devastating famine and according to a November 2020 report by the World Food Programme, families are forced to eat insects.

India's external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar had assured supplies to the foreign minister of Madagascar, Tehindrazanarivelo Liva, during the telephonic talks on Monday.