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Yemen is waiting for the plague of locusts

In Yemen, which before the war was considered the poorest country in the Arab world, came a new disaster. On a state located in the South of the Arabian Peninsula, there will be hordes of locusts.

«10 of 22 governorates of Yemen on the verge of starvation. On a scale of the situation can be assessed at four points. This is an emergency,» — said the representative of the world food programme, Rome Nada.

Locust plagues usually occur in early spring. However, as a result of global climate change has changed the timing of migration and breeding of dangerous pest. Rains caused by the recent cyclones, allow insects to lay their larvae in moist soil.

Note that according to the UN, 13 million inhabitants of Yemen are in a vulnerable situation from the point of view of food security. Five million in need of constant food aid.

Yemen is waiting for the plague of locusts 13.12.2015

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