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People in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan have been hit by heavy rainfalls over recent weeks. Farmland and pastures have been destroyed by the floods. The government of Sudan has declared a three-month state of…

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141 countries are exposed to at least one ecological threat by 2050. Ecological threats during the next decades may lead to a dramatic increase of food insecurity and mass population displacement, experts warn.

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The FAO has drawn attention to locusts posing a threat to agriculture in parts of Latin America. Efforts are being made at regional level to cope with locust swarms disaster.

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Tens of thousands of people are fleeing floods in Kenya and Uganda. Landslides destroyed roads and homes. The unusually heavy rains also encouraged the emergence of new swarms of locusts.

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In the FAO’s latest progress report on the locust control campaign the UN agency could inform that it could proceed with the control programme to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and the Yemen. However a…

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As the desert locust invasion in East Africa continues, West Africa is concerned about the risk of it spreading westwards. Swarms were predicted to arrive in Chad by mid-June 2020, according to simulations by researchers…

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The situation in East Africa is still worrying. Efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge must continue despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Desert Locusts swarms have rapidly spread across East African countries during the last weeks. Urgent action is essential before the next generation becomes airborne, FAO warns.

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According to the report, the top five global risks over the next ten years in terms of likelihood are all environmental, including extreme weather events and major biodiversity loss.

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East Africa is facing Desert Locust swarms of an unprecedented size and the potential for exponential expansion, threatening food security of the entire subregion.

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