East Africa locust infestation: U.N. warns of looming catastrophe

The United Nations has expressed deep concern over the swarms of locusts that have invaded East Africa, saying there is a risk of a catastrophe.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Monday said that a region where 12 million people already face severe food insecurity cannot afford another jolt.

Stating that he had recently released $10 million in emergency funds for the disaster, the UN official warned that "if a rapid response" does not occur, the international …
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