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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

NPR 
Children walk through a rice field outside the town of Kelilalina in eastern Madagascar. Rice is the dominant food and the dominant crop on the Indian Ocean island, but changing weather patterns are disrupting production in some parts of the country. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Independent Power Producer, Symbion Power inaugurated the completion of the 40MW Symbion Power Mandroseza Power Plant in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The plant uses Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to run four Wartsila ... See more..
The Straits Times 
Cyclone Enawo destroyed a substantial part of Madagascar's vanilla plantations, which reduced production rates by 30 per cent on the island. Considering the fact that 80 per cent of the world's vanilla is produced in Madagascar, it is no wonder then ... See more..
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Xinhua 
ANTANANARIVO, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government will fund the construction of a road for egg producers in Madagascar, representatives from the ... See more..
BBC News 
Located on Madagascar's remote west coast, the national park is only accessible by dirt road, which becomes an unnavigable quagmire for six months of the year during the rainy season. There are also two major river crossings en route: the Tsiribihina ... See more..
News24 
A veteran political figure in Madagascar has died of gunshot wounds at his home, police have said, after posting about personal problems on social media. See more..
Chicago Sun-Times 
Stephen Schellhardt (from left), as Melman the giraffe, with Gilbert Domaily as Marty the zebra, Jordan Brown as Alex the lion and Lisa Estridge as Gloria the hippo in "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. | LIZ LAUREN. See more..
Chicago Tribune 
Which brings us to 2017 and "Madagascar," a very disappointing new summer attraction that is probably enough to entertain families with an affinity for the DVD, a familiarity for the characters, and low expectations for what can be achieved in a ... See more..
Daily Mail 
At least 34 people died when a bus carrying young Christian worshippers plunged down a steep ravine in central Madagascar, police and hospital officials said Tuesday. Police said 12 badly burned bodies were counted at the site, 45 miles (70 kilometres) ... See more..
NPR 
Three of the most recognized folk artists from the island of Madagascar came together to form a trio called Toko Telo. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says they've created perhaps the best introduction yet to Madagascar's utterly alluring folk music. 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