Somalia - national emergency, swarms of desert locusts!


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).

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East Africa is battling swarms of desert locusts!