Locusts: UN wants more funding to fight swarms in East Africa (1)

African Press Agency 2020.02.26 18:02
APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The United Nations has called for more funding to help fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through East Africa. The locust upsurge is "a graphic and shocking reminder" of the region's vulnerability, said on Wednesday a joint statement from Qu Dongyu, Director- General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator; and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP)
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