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Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years as millions of insects swarm farmland

Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years as millions



UN urges immediate action as east African nations already experiencing devastating hunger see large areas of crops destroyedThe worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in 70 years has seen hundreds of millions of the insects swarm into the east African nation from Somalia and Ethiopia. Those two countries have not had an infestation like this in a quarter century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region with devastating hunger.“Even cows are wondering what is happening,” said Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm. “Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/26/kenya-suffers-worst-locust-infestation-in-70-years-as-millions-of-insects-swarm-farmland

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Publish date : 2020-01-26 03:51:56

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