Alarm as coronavirus curbs disrupt East Africa fight on locusts
Billions of desert locusts are ravaging farms at the Horn of Africa, eating away everything green. How can they be stopped before they cause severe food shortages?
The next wave of locusts is on its way in East Africa - and it could be 20 times bigger than the first.
African Development Bank approves $1.5 million emergency relief grant to curb desert locusts that are threatening livelihoods and food security in the East and Horn of Africa.
Kenya to receive millions from AfDB to fight desert locusts
Swarms of locusts darken the skies in Bahrain as they move eastward toward China. The pests have been responsible for devastating crops in parts of Africa, and the UN warned that the locusts were placing “millions at risk of hunger.”
East Africa is experiencing the most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years, posing an unprecedented threat to food security. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame and farmers are asking the government to act.
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