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World 15 Dec 2020 | 10:17 PM

Kenya to intensify fight against locusts amid new wave

NAIROBI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya on Tuesday vowed to intensify its operations against locusts across the country amid a new wave, an official said on Tuesday.

World 31 Oct 2020 | 12:00 AM

Roundup: Desert locust, COVID-19, flooding threaten Ethiopia's food security: FAO

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- A new generation of desert locusts, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as recurrent flooding threatened food security in Ethiopia, the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned.

World 14 Oct 2020 | 12:58 AM

Kenya says COVID-19 outbreak disrupts progress in managing disasters

NAIROBI, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said on Tuesday that the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted all progress towards strengthening the management of disasters for enhanced community resilience.

World 09 Oct 2020 | 12:45 AM

COVID-19, desert locusts creating humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia: IRC

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- "COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their daily food needs," an International Rescue Committee (IRC) statement read, adding that recent heavy rainfall has led to flooding, resulting in destruction of crops, loss of livestock and displacement.

World 07 Aug 2020 | 12:13 AM

UN says nearly 200,000 affected by flash floods in Somalia

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.

World 23 Jul 2020 | 2:25 AM

UN seeks 186 mln USD to help Somalis affected by COVID-19

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.

World 22 Jul 2020 | 12:15 AM

Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods 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.