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Locust swarms across Somalia cause food crisis

Joanne Parkinson

3rd February 2020

A national emergency has been declared in Somalia as the biggest swarms seen in 25 years threaten Somalia’s agriculture.

The locusts originated from Yemen when in late 2019, heavy rainfall created ideal conditions for numbers to rapidly increase. These insects have then moved into East Africa and there are concerns that they could increase in numbers by 500% by June. As the growing season soon starts there are fears that Somalia’s crops will be affected. For more on this news story, check out the following report:

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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