Locust invasions

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Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid
Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel

Georgina Quach

01, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation
National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

15, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How war threatens Ethiopia's struggle against worst locust swarm in 25 years
As surveillance and spraying operations cease due to conflict, there are fears the existing food crisis could worsen

Tom Gardner

16, Nov, 2020 @12:20 PM

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Internal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst 'still to come' – report
Extreme weather, locust invasions and violence have forced people to flee their homes

Kate Hodal

23, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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‘Rolling emergency’ of locust swarms decimating Africa, Asia and Middle East
Unseasonal rains have allowed desert pests to breed rapidly and spread across vast distances leaving devastation in their wake

Kaamil Ahmed

08, Jun, 2020 @6:15 AM

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‘Make noise and don’t panic’: India tries to ward off locust invasion
Delhi braces for swarm while farmers in badly-hit north play loud music and honk car horns to try to prevent decimation of fields

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

28, May, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Kenya's pastoralists face hunger and conflict as locust plague continues
As herds are devastated and crops destroyed across east Africa, there are fears of violence as competition for grazing increases

Georgina Smith and Reuben Kayama in Isiolo

15, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Second wave of locusts in east Africa '20 times worse', says UN
UN warns of ‘alarming and unprecedented threat’ to food security and livelihoods in the region

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, Apr, 2020 @3:28 PM

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Locust crisis poses a danger to millions, forecasters warn
Experts fear swarms like those seen in Africa will become more common as tropical storms create favourable breeding conditions

Kaamil Ahmed

20, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa
Researchers use supercomputer to predict potential breeding areas as food security fears grow

Karen McVeigh

04, Mar, 2020 @11:31 AM

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Uganda's 'locust commander' leads the battle against a new enemy
The army has been called in to eliminate the insect swarms, but their mission is dangerous and unending

Sally Hayden in Soroti and Orom

26, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Huge locust swarms raise fears of food shortages in South Sudan
UN warns 25 million people in east Africa region could be affected as wartorn country is beset by fresh wave of insects

Peter Beaumont

20, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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