National emergency because of locusts
Somalia, a state in east Africa, has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across the country. The locusts are a major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation.
The UN says the swarms are the largest in Somalia and Ethiopia in 25 years. Meanwhile, neighbouring Kenya has not seen a locust threat as severe in 70 years, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
East Africa is battling swarms of desert locusts!
East African nations have been battling swarms of desert locusts since the beginning of 2020. See our climate change expert @RichardMunang interview on the relationship between climate change and the current locusts invasion in the horn of Africa https://t.co/c0I7GC8bUG pic.twitter.com/vx3DZiof18— UN Environment in Africa (@UNEP_Africa) February 7, 2020