Madagascar has plenty of problems, ranging from political instability to plague. They also appear to be facing a serious food security crisis. This report suggests, worryingly, that people are already dying of hunger - the systems are supposed to be in place to pick up the problem way earlier than this - with 3000 reportedly displaced. The National Bureau responsible is verifying figures, working with WFP and said that "An assessment team has been dispatched to investigate" after local district leaders appealed to the media. A little late for initial assessments, perhaps? Particularly as some red flags were previously raised in FAO-WFP food security reports and by others.
Definitely a worrying situation to watch.