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UN and Government of Somalia call for urgent scaling up of emergency response as 2.65 million Somalis are projected to be in acute hunger
 - 17/02/2021 - Newest report from FSNAU-FEWS NET indicates large-scale food insecurity and malnutrition due to multiple threats Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to ...read more

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Renewed support from Canada to battle desert locusts in East Africa
 - 16/07/2020 - FAO thanks the Canadian government for consistent backing of efforts to contain the desert locust upsurge FAO thanks the government of Canada for their additional contribution to help tackle the infestations ...read more
FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security
 - 08/07/2020 - Sustained support critical as new swarms threaten East Africa, Yemen and southwestern Asia The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 ...read more
Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme gears up implementation amid COVID-19
 - 30/06/2020 - Building food system resilience in Eastern Africa On the 17 June, the Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme: Building Food System Resilience in Protracted Crises (FNS-REPRO) convened its Global Programme Steering ...read more
Kenya intensifies desert locust control measures in Turkana County
 - 05/06/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has intensified its desert locust control measures in Turkana County, through the issuance of six surveillance vehicles, three pickups mounted ...read more
FAO Director-General says the fight against desert locusts will take time despite significant control gains
 - 22/05/2020 - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control desert locusts will take time, noting increased concern for ...read more
Five things you should know about an age-old pest: the desert locust
 - 11/05/2020 - Desert locust upsurges aren’t a new phenomenon. Locusts are one of the oldest migratory pests in the world and have wreaked havoc on crops across the globe for centuries. When ...read more
FAO makes gains in the fight against desert locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains
 - 11/05/2020 - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, said today that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in ...read more
Desert locust situation in Pakistan: locust surveillance and control operations and situation analysis
 - 04/05/2020 - The Department of Plant Protection (DPP), Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MFSR) is the lead institution tasked with monitoring and managing the desert locust threat in Pakistan. DPP started ...read more
UN continues support to fight desert locust in Somalia amid COVID-19 response
 - 01/05/2020 - While Somalia and its partners, including the United Nations, focus on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, other parts of the international organization remain concentrated on supporting the Somali authorities in a ...read more
Government of Russia announces $3 million in aid for desert locust control in Kenya
 - 30/04/2020 - The Government of Russia has announced a contribution of $3 million (KSh 300 million) to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support Kenya’s response to the worst ...read more
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