Swarms of up to 60km and 40km wide have been reported in Kenya © AFP/Getty Images
Swarms of up to 60km and 40km wide have been reported in Kenya © AFP/Getty Images

Somalia declares national emergency over locust swarms

6 February 2020

Somalia has declared a national emergency as vast swarms of locusts destroy crops across East Africa. 

In a statement the country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the insects posed “a major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation”.

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