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Coronavirus – East Africa: Farmers face a new outbreak of locusts even as world battles COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Download logoAs the world battles COVID-19, farmers in East Africa are facing another devastating outbreak: swarms of desert locusts. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) fears that the new swarms could spark widespread crop loss and deepen already serious levels of food insecurity, especially in places reeling from conflict or violence.

“The outbreak of desert locusts cannot be forgotten in the race against COVID-19,” said John Karongo, the regional agronomist for

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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