“Unprecedented” Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis (scientificamerican)

Locust swarms of biblical proportions are threatening crops across a wide swath of Africa and southwest Asia—spurring alarm among top international officials.

Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions (WSJ)

U.N. sounds alarm as swarms consume crops in five countries and threaten to spread further

“Swarms big as cities”: UN chief says locust fight must intensify (CGTN)

Today locust swarms are as big as major cities and it’s getting worse by the day. There is also a link between climate change and the unprecedented locust crisis plaguing Africa.

UN Calls for International Action on East Africa Locust Outbreak (Bloomberg)

The United Nations secretary general has appealed for “speedy and generous” financial assistance to curb an outbreak of locusts in the eastern African desert.

Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa (AP)

As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control.

Somalia declares locust outbreak a 'national emergency' (The National AE)

Somalia's Agriculture Ministry on Sunday called the infestation of locusts a national emergency and a major threat to the country's fragile food security situation.

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