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Lausanne, 19 May 2021 – Emergency relief and recovery organisation Medair is responding to the extreme drought in Southern Madagascar, where years without rain has left more than one million people severely food insecure. ‘The situation in the south of Madagascar is as serious as they come,’ says Evelyn Speich-Baer, Country Director for Madagascar. ‘We’ve met people who are eating locusts, wild bulbs, and tamarind mixed with clay just to survive. It is already catastrophic and will only get worse without immediate intervention.’ According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than two in five people…

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Switzerland & International

Sue O’Connor

Sue O’Connor

(English)

Phone: +254 713 708 753
Email: sue.oconnor@medair.org

Afghanistan

Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle

(English, French)

Phone: +880 13 0685 4459
Email: comms-asia@medair.org

Bangladesh

Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle

(English, French)

Phone: +880 13 0685 4459
Email: comms-asia@medair.org

Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq)

Abigail Drane

Abigail Drane

Regional Communications Manager for the Middle East (English)

Phone:  +962 (0)79 954 5525 (Jordan)
Phone:  +961 (0)81 313 440 (Lebanon)
Email: comms-mer@medair.org

Iraq

Amy van Drunen

Amy van Drunen

Media & Press Coordinator (English)

Phone: +964 (0)75 174 02 881
Email: comms-irq@medair.org

Jordan

Tamara Elkouz

Tamara Elkouz

(English, Arabic)

Phone: + 962 (0) 796 346 785
Email: comms-jor@medair.org

Lebanon

Hiba Haj Omar

Hiba Haj Omar

(English, Arabic)

Phone: +961 (0) 76 93 61 43
Email: comms-leb@medair.org

Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison

(English, French)

Phone: +243 (0) 998 591 351
Email: comms-cod@medair.org

South Sudan

Sue O’Connor

Sue O’Connor

(English)

Phone: +254 713 708 753
Email: comms-sds@medair.org

Madagascar

Mialy Chrystelle Rakotomavo

Mialy Chrystelle Rakotomavo

(English, French)

Phone:  +261 (0)32 05 146 02
E-mail: comms-mdg@medair.org