This is the "richest" poor country in the world ..
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - The island of wonderful creatures and unforgettable natural scenes. A place where you know the types of animals you have not heard before, and you see the size of the size of your hand haraibi hiding hiding the movement of trees in the breeze .. Filled with alleyways of baobab trees and limestone grooves, may look like they came out of Salvador Dali's surreal paintings. They feature Texas beaches and coral reefs and are among the most beautiful in the world. Did you know what they are? We are talking about the island of Madagascar, the one that blends African and Asian civilization, with a French colonial flavor, to create an extraordinary and strange civilization whose experience may not be anywhere else on Earth. There is no doubt that all this makes Madagascar an inevitable destination for adventure and nature lovers, picnics and climbing. But, do you know that there is something that might stand in the way of a journey as well? At present, the island faces a risk of scarcity of resources due to both natural and industrial disasters, from political corruption and epidemics to devastating poverty and, more recently, plague. In contrast to the "black death" of the Middle Ages, which was transmitted by mice carrying infected fleas, this modern type is a rare pulmonary plague transmitted through humans through coughs and kills infected people within 24 hours. The plague has so far killed at least 33 people in Madagascar, sparking a wave of concern among officials as it spread rapidly in the capital and coastal cities until the World Health Organization (WHO) sent more than 1 million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar on October 6, And appealed to the United States to provide $ 5.5 million in emergency medical assistance to the island. The modern plague is yet another new crisis for an island accustomed to hardship, struggle and conflict, both before and after its independence from France in 1960. The last few generations have witnessed coups, assassinations, dictatorships, failed democracy and the availability of electricity for less than 15 years. Of the population of 20 million, most of whom live on less than $ 2 a day. Apart from the desperate humanitarian situation of the island's population, these conditions have led to one of the greatest environmental disasters of the modern age as the number of forests in which the species are the most unique species is shrinking due to the burning of trees for the manufacture and sale of coal. As the government ends up with political problems and tribal conflicts in Madagascar, only local tour guides who work hard to protect nature remain, through their desperate attempts to convince visitors that endangered limor animals are valuable when they are in trees rather than behind bars. "As I see it, the current generation will get rid of poverty by 2050. When this happens, the number of animals and plants will triple, and many tourists will visit us instead," President Hari Rajonarimambianina said in a 2016 interview. From their visit to other places. " Given the needs of his country, there is no doubt that such a political prediction may be more audacious than ever. But hope remains the most dependable renewable resource in Madagascar. Turning this hope into action can make the difference between survival and extinction, for both human and animal species.