Billions of locusts threaten food security in East Africa | DW News


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Billions of locusts threaten food security in East Africa | DW News



Desert locusts are eating their way across large parts of east Africa in a swarm of enormous proportions. It is the worst loscust outbreak some countries there have seen in 70 years. Researchers say they pose an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are the worst affected, and Uganda is bracing for an invasion too. Authorities have advised citizens to stock up on food as the insects approach the border with Kenya.

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  1. One of my parents went to Somaliland a couple of weeks ago and what he saw when he visited the countryside was sad. Valuable crops were destroyed and animals were almost nowhere to be seen. All there was was hardworking people struggling to keep up with the ever-changing climate.

  2. Exodus 10 12-15 from the bible reads And the Lord said to MOSES stretch out your hand over Eygypt so that the locust swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields everything left by the hail. Biblical warning of the end being near…

  3. This is not a joke!! 30 yrs ago Thailand had this problem also. Our farmer lost his rice and they has nothing to eat then they ate locust by deep fried with some spice and soy sauce after cooking. At that time Thai health department worry about farmer health then start study and they found locust is very good for protein just be aware about pesticide. So Locust became free protein for Thai farmer so far. After that Locust has totally gone. But one day, Thai farmer has know that Locust outbreak in Cambodia and will cross the border then they teamed up and went to Cambodia Border and Setting net and catching Locust 24 hours. Now we have no free protein now, Somebody still miss the taste of the locust when they was younger then they set locust farm. Now Locust is 4$ per Kg in Thailand. I swear this is true story.

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