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U SJENI PANDEMIJE, AFRIKA SE BORI S KATASTROFIČNOM NAJEZDOM SKAKAVACA

BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2020 Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya.. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. . Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high., Image: 499471748, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Fred Mutune / Zuma Press / Profimedia

Rojevi pustinjskih skakavaca opustošili su oko 200.000 hektara poljoprivrednog zemljišta i milijun osoba ovisi o hitnoj pomoći u hrani, objavili su u ponedjeljak Ujedinjeni narodi.

Ti podaci zajedničkog istraživanja Organizacije za hranu i poljoprivredu (FAO) i etiopske vlade objavljeni su u trenutku kada se Istočna Afrika priprema za najezdu još razornijih rojeva.

Skakavci su se pojavili s obilnim kišama posljednjih mjeseci i preplavili regiju izazvavši ogromne štete u Etiopiji, Somaliji, Keniji, Džibutiju, Eritreji, Tanzaniji, Sudanu, Južnom Sudanu i Ugandi.

U Etiopiji su ti insekti razorili plantaže žitarica i bitno smanjili površine stočne ispaše, naveo je FAO.

(200217) -- NAIROBI, Feb. 17, 2020 () -- A farmer attempts to scare away locusts from a farm in Mwingi North, Kenya, Feb. 7, 2020.
A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high., Image: 499070280, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: WORLD RIGHTS excluding China - Fee Payable Upon Reproduction - For queries contact Avalon.red - sales@avalon.red London: +44 (0) 20 7421 6000 Los Angeles: +1 (310) 822 0419 Berlin: +49 (0) 30 76 212 251, Model Release: no, Credit line: Fred Mutune / Avalon Editorial / Profimedia

Fred Mutune / Avalon Editorial / Profimedia

Borba protiv skakavaca u Keniji

 

Oko 75 posto Etiopljana koji žive u središtu i na jugu zemlje treba pomoć u hrani.

Pandemija koronavirusa jako komplicira pokušaje ublažavanja katastrofe, upozorila je predstavnica FAO-a u Etiopiji Fatouma Seid.

Etiopija je službeno registrirala samo 74 slučaja koronavirusa, ali provodi jako malo testiranja.

U pogledu skakavaca, FAO je prošlog tjedna upozorio na ogromno povećanje broja skakavaca u regiji koji predstavljaju prijetnju bez presedana za prehranu stanovništva.  Piše