I invite you to read an article that appeared on the BBC website this week, prompted by a UN report on southern Madagascar, where 1.5 million face hunger. The provinces highlighted in the map a little way down the BBC article are almost (perhaps exactly) the Diocese of Toliara.
You may recall me writing about my visit to the town of Betioky where, a few weeks earlier, five children in the church Sunday School had died of starvation. Rev Noely had spent much of the week prior to my visit organizing famine relief given by the Diocese.
The BBC article can be found at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37792356