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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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FAO welcomes Russian Federation’s $10 million donation to support fight against desert locusts in East Africa
 - 28/04/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has thanked the Russian Federation for boosting the fight against the desert locust outbreak in East Africa by making a $10 million contribution to support FAO ...read more
FAO welcomes $10 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to fight desert locusts in East Africa
 - 20/04/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a $10 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to step up the fight against the desert locust outbreak in East Africa amid concern about an imminent upsurge in numbers. The desert locust ...read more
Somalia and FAO strengthen cooperation to curb the spread of desert locust
 - 20/04/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Somalia have recently strengthened their partnership to scale up local capacities, surveillance and control operations to combat the desert ...read more
In East Africa: a race to outsmart locusts with drones and data
 - 14/04/2020 - While the eyes of the world are on the novel coronavirus, East Africa continues to struggle with another crisis of biblical proportions: growing swarms of ravenous locusts. Both crises are extraordinary ...read more
Ethiopia: 1 million in need of urgent food assistance due to desert locust invasion
 - 13/04/2020 - An estimated one million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance due to the ongoing desert locust invasion, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned. Worst ...read more
FAO continues to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19 constraints
 - 09/04/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN is continuing its efforts to contain the desert locust upsurge in East Africa despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment ...read more
Kenya receives 10 vehicles mounted with sprayers
 - 31/03/2020 - Kenya government received 10 pickups mounted with sprayers from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This donation comes hot in the heels of three more airplanes that were handed over ...read more
Biopesticides for locust control
 - 30/03/2020 - East Africa is going through a massive desert locust infestation that’s stripping farming families of food and income and threatening the food security of millions throughout the region. And the ...read more
Desert locusts ground surveillance intensified in Kenya
 - 13/03/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today began training 300 National Youth Service (NYS) trainees at as part of its action plan aimed at boosting the ...read more
United Arab Emirates helps Eritrea push back against desert locust upsurge
 - 12/03/2020 - FAO has welcomed a pledge of $1 million that will support an ongoing campaign in Eritrea to bring the numbers of desert locust there under control. The desert locust is ...read more
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