UN releases fund to fight desert locust spread in Kenya

The United Nations has appropriated 1.5 million U.S. dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund to fight the possible spread of a desert locust infestation in Kenya, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. • Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock, the UN humanitarian...

Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa, UN

The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food...

Ethiopia Plans More Control Measures to Combat New Locust Swarms

Ethiopia, already struggling to suppress a desert-locust infestation that’s the worst in decades, will escalate efforts to control the insects as it receives two new swarms a day. Five of the Horn of Africa nation’s nine regions — including Oromia, Amhara and Tigray —...

Desert Locust Fight in Horn of Africa Bearing Fruits: FAO Official

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that robust interventions rolled out by governments and donor agencies to fight desert locusts in the Horn of African region are bearing fruits. Dominique Burgeon, director of FAO’s...

West Africa At Risk of Desert Locust Invasion – FAO

New swarms of desert locusts will threaten West Africa in June, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has warned. The FAO, in a report, said desert locusts will continue breeding in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and West Africa. “In the coming months, Desert...