UN APPEALS FOR FUNDS TO TACKLE LOCUST INVASION IN AFRICA

Written by on February 26, 2020

The UN has made an appeal for more funds to tackle the unprecedented invasions of locusts threatening crops in parts of Africa and Asia.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says a food crisis could be looming in East Africa if more resources are not forthcoming, and has appealed to donors for an additional $62m.

Control operations against locusts are under way in 13 countries, from India in the east, all the way across to Mauritania in West Africa.

The main threats are in East Africa and Yemen, as well the Gulf states, Iran, Pakistan and India.


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