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Lars Lerins chockmöte with a starving family
"Lars Lerins chockmöte with the starving family"

"Unicefgalan on TV4: ”we must prevent as much suffering as we can”"

"the Meeting with sjubarnsmamman Vola in Madagascar was a shock for Lars Lerin."

"the Family's only food is a porridge made of green plants – which are almost completely lacking in nutrition."

"– They really need help, " says the artist."

"Lars Lerin, 65, and her husband Manoel ”Junior” Marques, 42, has travelled with Unicef to Madagascar to visit one of the world's poorest populations, where malnutrition is widespread among children."

"– the Image I had of Madagascar was a green island with lots of exotic animals. It was a great shock to get there and see how it really is, " says the artist."

"– There were no roads, the whole infrastructure had crackled, and it was like to travel on the leråkrar in the hours that we would arrive. The landscape is completely cropped, there is water scarcity and the families in the villages have it so hard, they do not have food for the day."

"According to Unicef, live 17.5 million of Madagascar's population of 24 million in extreme poverty. In Unicefgalan ”the World's most important night – and the funniest” on TV4 on Wednesday night, viewers follow along as Lars and Junior meets sjubarnsmamman Vola Lambae, 36. The only food the family has is a porridge that Vola cook of kassawablad. The porridge gives a certain satisfaction but contains almost no nutrition."

" It was so terrible when thinking of their own children. There I was thinking, how it would feel if you yourself could not give them food as they were full when they went to bed in the evening."

"a month and A half after the meeting, thinking he was still at the meeting with Vola and her children."

" Just with the little time we were there so she smiled so big. It felt like we came with the hope. They really need help."

"”Can not be optimistic”"

"How much, my thoughts turned to your own children when you were there?"

"– All the time. It is so scary all of it, with our overpopulated earth. How to go to the end, because this is just a drop in the ocean that we were there and saw. It was like seeing our own future and get an idea of how it will end. "

"it Feels so hopeless?"

"– Yes, all of humanity is so bad out there, with the climate and all. Where can I not be optimistic, actually. It feels like we live out in the end of the rope so to speak. But it is not possible to give up for it, we have to prevent as much suffering as we can."

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