In Madagascar alone, air pollution causes more than 7 million deaths, with an estimated one in five deaths from pollution. The water is polluted with bacteria from open defecation and lacks of a proper sewage system. That Madagascar is one of the most polluted areas in the world is a heartbreaking revelation. Children are the most impacted by pollution and suffer the most since they’re more vulnerable than most age groups.
Not only is trash a major problem, but cars sitting idling in traffic also contribute to the toxicity leaking into the air and waterways. People are breathing in fumes from low-quality fuel in the car exhaust. Many citizens also use coal stoves which emit toxic fumes into the air, resulting in respiratory disease (UNICEF).