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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 thanks Sweden for backing East Africa desert locust response
 - 12/03/2020 - FAO has thanked the government of Sweden for its pledge of $4 million to combat the swarms of crop-devouring desert locusts in East Africa and provide livelihoods support to help ...read more
FAO leases aircraft and procures equipment to boost desert locust control operations in Ethiopia
 - 11/03/2020 - With funding support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (UK DFID), MasterCard, the European Commission’s Directorate General International Cooperation ...read more
Italy supports FAO’s campaign against desert locust in Eritrea
 - 09/03/2020 - Italy has pledged $410 000 for the ongoing campaign in East Africa aimed at controlling large infestations of the pernicious crop pest and limit damages to crops and pastures that ...read more
Acute food insecurity hotspots need urgent attention
 - 09/03/2020 - While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats ...read more
FAO welcomes USD 19 Million from the United States to fight locusts in East Africa
 - 06/03/2020 - The effort to stop ravenous swarms of desert locust attacking crops and pastures in East Africa has gotten another boost, thanks to a $19 million contribution from the United States. ...read more
Germany contributes EUR 17 million to combat the impact of the desert locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 28/02/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the desert locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative ...read more
Switzerland pitches in to help contain desert locust swarms in East Africa
 - 28/02/2020 - Switzerland has pledged $1 million for the ongoing campaign in East Africa aimed at controlling large infestations of the pernicious crop pest and limit damages to crops and pastures that ...read more
Locusts in East Africa: A race against time
 - 25/02/2020 - East Africa is a region beset by climate- and conflict-related shocks. Millions of people are already acutely food insecure. Now they face another major hunger threat in the form of ...read more
Ethiopia races against time to control locusts as the planting season starts
 - 25/02/2020 - The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
Belgium contributes to FAO and the Government of Ethiopia’s desert locust control operations in affected and at-risk areas
 - 20/02/2020 - The worst desert locust crisis in 25 years is underway in Ethiopia, where around 90 000 ha of cropland and pasture are already reported to have been infested. As more ...read more
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