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Desert locust swarms

31 March 2020, Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, Isiolo county - A desert locusts swarm flies in the region. The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarms are forming in Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia. This represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods because it coincides with the beginning of the long rains and the planting season. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat the locust upsurge.




Read more about FAO and the Desert Locust crisis.


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Uploaded on April 9, 2020