U.S to provide Ksh.800M funding for locust control in Kenya,Somalia and Ethiopia

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The United States government will provide $8 million in funding towards control of the locust invasion in Kenya,Somalia and Ethiopia.

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made this announcement early this week.

“The United States is providing $8M in additional funding to support regional locust control operations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia,” said Pompeo in the joint press conference with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew.

This comes a few days after FAO asked for immediate response from International Communities.

 

“There also other countries at risk, especially South Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea…,” said Bukar Tijani, assistant director-general of the FAO’s agriculture and consumer protection department.

FAO said at least one locust swarm had already been seen in Eritrea, and several had also been sighted in Oman and Yemen.