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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to prevent these insects from devouring crops vital to human sustenance as they have for millennia.
MOGADISHU, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by seasonal rains have affected about 191,800 people in Somalia since May and July, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The UN humanitarian agencies are seeking 186.2 million U.S. dollars to meet the immediate health and humanitarian needs of people affected by COVID-19 in Somalia.
MOGADISHU, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rains have affected about 37,000 people in Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the Somalia's Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday.
More people are shifting to cheaper, less healthy food, which could boost overweight and obesity levels.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a global wake-up call. Along with epidemics, floods, storms, droughts, and wildfires are all expected to become more frequent and severe, affecting hundreds of millions of people each year.
Lorugum village in northwest Kenya is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of young desert locusts perch on trees, shrubs, and in the grass.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The two types of locusts swarming and attacking vegetation in Laos and India will not be migrating to Thailand because the weather here is not suitable for them to reproduce, Department of Agriculture’s director general Sermsuk Salakpetch said.
NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour East Africa's crops, scientists in a Nairobi lab are experimenting with novel ways to kill them.