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Madagascar Transnational Issues Profile 2017

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Disputes - internationalclaims Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, and Juan de Nova Island (all administered by France); the vegetated drying cays of Banc du Geyser, which were claimed by Madagascar in 1976, also fall within the EEZ claims of the Comoros and France (Glorioso Islands, part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands)
Illicit drugsillicit producer of cannabis (cultivated and wild varieties) used mostly for domestic consumption; transshipment point for heroin
Refugees and internally displaced personsIDPs: 246,842 (cyclone in 2017) (2017)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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