Somalia declares locusts national emergencyChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 2, 2020
Somalia today declared a locust infestation to be a national emergency, as insects devastate food supplies in one of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in the world.
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Experts say the locust swarms are the result of extreme weather swings, and Somalia's declaration the first country in the region to do so is aimed at boosting national efforts in tackling the hungry insects. ■