Scientists say climate change could worsen locust invasion

In Kenya, swarms of locusts continue destroying crops, putting millions of people at risk of starvation. The insects exploited favorable wet conditions after unusually heavy rains and invaded over 20 counties. Experts now warn that climate change may worsen the situation. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Scientists say climate change could worsen locust invasion

Food crisis looms as Kenya endures locust infestation

Since the start of the year, East Africa has been suffering from an invasion of desert locusts, which are multiplying after an unusually long rainy season. In Kenya, the last time this happened was 70 years ago. Dozens of millions of insects are destroying everything in their path, including crops and grass for feeding cattle. … Read more Food crisis looms as Kenya endures locust infestation

Can East Africa’s locust plague be stopped? | The Stream

From feasting locusts to melting glaciers to betting on a doomsday seed vault, The Stream takes a look at global warming’s effects around the world. Join the conversation. Locusts Authorities in East Africa are racing to counter swarms of voracious locusts who have been eating their way through seven countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. … Read more Can East Africa’s locust plague be stopped? | The Stream

Locust swarms threaten the food supply of millions

For three months, massive swarms of desert locusts have been eating their way through East Africa raising fears over food security as farmlands are decimated. CNN’s Farai Sevenzo traveled to central Kenya to witness the crisis and explains how climate change has contributed. #CNN #News

Locusts destroying crops and leaving farmers helpless in Kenya | ITV News

Swarms of locusts are overwhelming Kenya, destroying crops and leaving farmers helpless. The swarms haven’t been seen in the country for more than 70 years. They have travelled from Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter and are thriving because it’s been unseasonably wet. Each locust can consume their own body weight every day. • Subscribe to ITV … Read more Locusts destroying crops and leaving farmers helpless in Kenya | ITV News

Transformative Year for Somalia- Security Council Briefing (24 Feb 2020)

Briefing by James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, during the 8731st Security Council Meeting. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and the Head of the Mission in the county (UNSOM) James Swan said, “for Somalia to navigate the remaining challenges and … Read more Transformative Year for Somalia- Security Council Briefing (24 Feb 2020)

Kenya calls up army cadets to fight insect invasion

A locust invasion in East Africa is seriously threatening crop production, worsening food shortages in a region where up to 25 million people are suffering from three consecutive years of droughts and floods. In Kenya, around 600 army cadets have been called up to help fight the insect onslaught. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Kenya calls up army cadets to fight insect invasion

Billions of locusts are descending on Ethiopia

The Washington Post traveled to southern Ethiopia, which is facing its worst locust outbreak in generations after an uncommon weather pattern in the Indian Ocean caused relentless rains across East Africa. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Billions of locusts are destroying crops across East Africa in the biggest outbreak the region has seen in decades. Now, the UN is calling for urgent action to avoid what could be a major humanitarian crisis. Visit … Read more Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action

Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

It is the worst invasion of desert locusts in a quarter of a century. The food supplies and livelihoods of millions across East Africa and South Asia are under threat. The situation has been declared a national emergency in some countries, including Somalia and Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine