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FAO Warns of Locust Threat in Mali and Niger

Date Published: 
07/18/2012
Summary: 

Heavy rains have fallen over the past three weeks in northern Mali and Niger and that’s resulted in growing swarms of Desert locusts. Efforts are underway to contain the insects in a region that’s already food insecure. (..) The FAO says insecurity in Algeria and Libya hampered control operations, allowing the locusts to migrate across the Sahara.