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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA ...See More is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Show Less
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Some of Madagascarâ's environmental issues stem from deforestation, erosion, overexploitation of resources, and the introduction of foreign species into the ecosystem.1 The practice of tavy is also a huge threat to the environment. Tavy is the slash and burn approach to converting a tropical rainforest into a rice field. This process can be repeated multiple times until there are no longer nutrients in the ground and the only plants that will grow there are scrub vegetation that contributes to soil erosion.2 While this practice can be economically beneficial in the short-term, it ultimately renders the land unusable for agricultural purposes.3 Because most of Madagascar is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resources for its livelihood, the degradation of the environment can severely damage its long-term ...See More sustainability.4 Show Less

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1 http://www.wildmadagascar.org/conservation/threats.html
2 Ibid
3 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20madagascar.htm
4 Ibid
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Madagascar News

Mongabay.com 
One of the most iconic primate species on the planet is quickly disappearing. Once widely distributed across Madagascar, only 2,000-2,400 ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) now remain in the wild, according to a new study published in Primate Conservation. See more..
Newsday 
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the plotting penguins escape from the Central Park Zoo and land in Madagascar. The play is based on the DreamWorks animated film. Shows will be at 11 a.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. ... See more..
Litchfield County Times 
“Madagascar” cast members, from left, are Marguerite Bickford, Jordan Haggard, Gus Dekker (rear), Hoyt Boyden, Gavin Mechare, Madeline Mechare, Ellanor Karcheski, Elaine Dekker and Leah Drislane. The children are rehearsing for the musical's ... See more..
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World Bank Group 
Antananarivo, March 21, 2017 - Weathering two political crises, disruptions in access to markets for textiles and manufacturing exports, severe climatic shocks, and global food price spikes, Madagascar made very little progress in improving the well ... See more..
News24 
As usual, they get up before dawn and, one by one, place their cans in a neat row at the base of the water pump, ready for another long day of waiting and ... See more..
International Monetary Fund 
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
The storm caused more than 80 deaths, affected approximately 434,000 people, and damaged or destroyed nearly 82,000 houses, according to the Government of Madagascar (GoM), which appealed for international assistance. • On March 13, U.S. ... See more..
Africa Intelligence (subscription) 
Ever since Moroccan king Mohammed VI visited Madagascar last November during the Francophone summit (ION 1439), businessmen from the two countries have found any number of occasions to meet. A first Morocco-Madagascar Economic Forum was ... See more..
UN News Centre 
The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for $20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar. See more..
The West Australian 
Lithium Australia's proposed graphite spin-off, BlackEarth Minerals, is looking a little stronger after the acquisition of two highly prospective exploration projects ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique
Area

Total 587,041 sq km
Land 581,540 sq km
Water 5,501 sq km

Climate

tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south ;
Natural Resources

graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

periodic cyclones; drought; and locust infestation

volcanism: Madagascar's volcanoes have not erupted in historical times Madagascar's volcanoes have not erupted in historical times ;
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion results from deforestation and overgrazing; desertification; surface water contaminated with raw sewage and other organic wastes; several endangered species of flora and fauna unique to the island ;

Demographics

Nationality
Malagasy
Population
22,599,098 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

After discarding socialist economic policies in the mid-1990s, Madagascar followed a World Bank- and IMF-led policy of privatization and liberalization that has been undermined since the start of the political crisis. This strategy placed the country on a slow and steady growth path from an extremely low level. Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one-fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population. Exports of apparel boomed in recent years primarily due to duty-free access to the US, however, Madagascar's failure to comply with the requirements of the African Growth and ...See More Opportunity Act (AGOA) led to the termination of the country's duty-free access in January 2010 and a sharp fall in textile production. Deforestation and erosion, aggravated by the use of firewood as the primary source of fuel, are serious concerns. The current political crisis, which began in early 2009, has dealt additional blows to the economy. Tourism dropped more than 50% in 2009 compared with the previous year, and many investors are wary of entering the uncertain investment environment. Growth was anemic during 2010 to 2012 although expansion in mining and agricultural sectors is expected to contribute to more growth in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$21.76 billion (2012 est.); $21.35 billion (2011 est.); $20.97 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

-1% of GDP (2012 est.); -2.3% of GDP (2011 est.); -4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, peanuts; livestock products
Industries

meat processing, seafood, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, automobile assembly plant, paper, petroleum, tourism