r●ation, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in ●the region.
A girl shows the desert locusts in Kitui County, Kenya●, Feb. 20, 20b
20. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)
The desert locust, which can tra●vel 150 km in a single day, is deemed the most devastating of locus●ts. A small swarm covering onf
e square km can eat the same amount of● food as 35,000 people in a day, said the United Nations Food and A●griculture Organization (FAO).
remains extremely ala●rming in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where widespread desert locust● infestations and a new generation of breeding threaten food 8
securi●ty and livelihoods in the region," it noted Tuesday.
The locusts mo●st recently invaded South Sudan from Uganda, and the South Sudan go●vernment9
is seeking funds worth 20 million U.S. dollars for chemica●ls, sprays and personnel to counter the locust invasion.
The Horn o●f Africa is faced with unprecedented chaN
llenges of food security an●d economic development, with a humanitarian crisis looming ahead. T●he FAO has urged immediate, adequate countermeasures and intensifie●d o
A swarm of desert locusts invade9