Somalia suffers locust invasion

Somalia suffers locust invasion

MOGADISHU – Somalia, the scene of conflicts since 1991 and which regularly suffers floods and droughts, has now been hit by millions of locusts which have invaded the south of the country.

The insects have destroyed farmland around six villages in the region of Gedo, the district commissioner in Luuq, about 400 km northwest of Mogadishu, Ahmed Bule Mohamed, told AFP by telephone. “We don’t know where the locusts came from but we have seen them destroying everything, and within 48 hours the locusts have eaten all green leaves in the villages of Durey, Maganey, Doryanley, Hanoy, Dowdhere and Aro Aso,” he said.”I can estimate that the locusts have destroyed farmlands around 200 hectares.”Nampa-AFP”We don’t know where the locusts came from but we have seen them destroying everything, and within 48 hours the locusts have eaten all green leaves in the villages of Durey, Maganey, Doryanley, Hanoy, Dowdhere and Aro Aso,” he said.”I can estimate that the locusts have destroyed farmlands around 200 hectares.”Nampa-AFP

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