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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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Desert locust ground surveillance intensified in Kenya
 - 18/02/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has started training 300 National Youth Service (NYS) trainees as part of its action plan to boost the Government of ...read more
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund donates $1 million to efforts to combat Desert Locust in East Africa
 - 07/02/2020 - The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) has donated $1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to combat the worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the ...read more
Despite improvements Somalia’s food security vulnerable to desert locust outbreak
 - 03/02/2020 - An estimated 4.1 million people are acutely food insecure in Somalia, according to the latest post-Deyr assessment released by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) of the Food ...read more
FAO appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa
 - 30/01/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak ...read more
UN releases USD10 million in rapid support for Desert Locust campaign in East Africa
 - 24/01/2020 - The United Nations’ (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released USD 10 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support a rapid scale-up ...read more
Massive border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 20/01/2020 - Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa ...read more
Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia
 - 20/01/2020 - Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided   on 07 January 2020,  Desert Locusts  has have infested more ...read more
The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa
 - 13/12/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained measures are taken to control the Desert Locust invasion in Ethiopia and Somalia, the ...read more
Desert Locust outbreak worsens in Ethiopia
 - 07/11/2019 - The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) infestation in Ethiopia has deteriorated, despite ongoing ground and aerial control operations. Together with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Desert Locust Control ...read more
Desert Locusts threaten agricultural production in Ethiopia
 - 03/10/2019 - The Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) have called for immediate action ...read more
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