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Worst Locust Outbreak in 25 Years Hits Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya

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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries in East Africa. Destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of crops, the outbreak is impacting the region’s food insecurity. Rosanne Marchesich, Emergency response and resilience team leader at FAO said, “the desert locust invasion, what we know is that, it’s the worst that we’ve seen in Ethiopia and in Somalia in 25 years and the worst that we’ve seen in Kenya in over 70 years.” She added, “the extent...
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