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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Desert Locust situation update: FAO appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa: Swarms invade the Persian Gulf and continue to breed in the Horn of Africa

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Desert Locust situation update

Swarms invade the Persian Gulf and continue to breed in the Horn of Africa.  

The situation remains extremely alarming in the Horn of Africa, specifically Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where widespread breeding is in progress and new swarms are expected to form in the coming weeks.

In the past few days, there has been a significant movement of swarms over the Arabian Peninsula, unrelated to the Horn of Africa, that reached both sides of the Persian Gulf.

In Kenya, swarms continue to be reported in northern and central areas where they are mostly mature and have laid eggs. Hatching is causing an increasing number of hopper bands to form with new swarm formation expected in the coming weeks. Mature swarms are also present along the shores of Lake Turkana.

Aerial and ground control operations continue. In  Ethiopia, the situation is similar to Kenya with widespread swarms, breeding and hatching in Somali, Oromiya and SNNPR regions, including the Rift Valley. Movements further north can be expected as well as from adjacent areas of Somalia and Kenya.

In Somalia, breeding continues in the northeast where new immature swarms are expected to form in about one week or so.

In Uganda, a mature swarm arrived in the northeast from adjacent areas of western Kenya on 24 February.

In South Sudan, only remnants of an earlier mature swarm have been seen in the southeastern county of Magwi. A second mature swarm was seen near the border on 23 February.

In Tanzania, no new reports of swarms. DRC (the Democratic Republic of the Congo). A small group of mature Desert Locust arrived on the western shore of Lake Albert near Bunia on 21 February after crossing northern Uganda on strong northeasterly winds. The country last received Desert Locust in 1944.

In Saudi Arabia, ground control operations increased against hopper bands on the Red Sea coast and immature groups and swarms in the interior.

Yemen. Another generation of breeding is in progress on the Red Sea coast where hatching and early instar hopper bands are forming. Immature and mature swarms were reported in the interior during this past week. Surveys remain limited and control could not be carried out.

Persian Gulf. During several days of strong winds, dense immature swarms arrived in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and along the southwest coast of Iran between Bushehr and Kish Island on 20-21 February. More swarms are likely during periods of southerly winds. Control operations were immediately mounted in Iran. Locust Watch

Control operations against locusts are underway in 13 countries, from India in the east, all the way across to Mauritania in West Africa. The main threats are in East Africa and Yemen, as well the Gulf states, Iran, Pakistan and India. Most recently, locusts have been seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and swarms have arrived in Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, and along the coast of Iran. The FAO has told us that in three of the worst affected countries, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, they estimate that at least 100,000 hectares in each country need to be sprayed with insecticide. By the end of January, they were substantially short of this target in the worst affected countries in East Africa. Ethiopia 22,550 hectares Kenya 20,000 hectares (estimated) Somalia 15,000 hectares (estimated) BBC
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3 comments:

Bob said...

Dear Gary,
As I'm reading your articles about the coronavirus and locust plagues and many other horrible things happening in the world. I can't believe there are people out there that still believe they won't see plague or famine because they're going to get raptured. '' IT WON'T HAPPEN " I'll keep this plain and simple so even a child can understand it. Lets start with Napoleon. He said " HISTORY IS A SET OF LIES AGREED UPON. " Then we go to Jeremiah 16 vs 19-20. Ask yourself who is talking here. If you said the gentile nations you're correct !!! They said to God it's( ALL) falsehoods we have inherited from our ancestors. They did not say it was only 50% false or 25% false. They said it was ALL false !! The house of Israel the lost ten tribes ( could be many of us.) And the house of Judah ( the jews ) got the truth at mt sinai. God gave it to them through his Torah. We didn't obey the torah that's why this punishment will come upon us also. I will give you a couple of verse on what God will to to you if you believe no harm will come to you because your going to get raptured. Isaiah 30 vs 9-13 Jeremiah 5 vs 10 -18 Isaiah 30 vs 9 - 14 As far as your pastors are concerned this is what God say's about you. Jeremiah 6 vs 13 . Jeremiah 23 vs 1-5 Zechariah 11 vs 17. So, my question to you is, if God say's it's all falsehoods that are pastors are giving us and God doesn't lie, why the hell are we still going to church ?? Please read Zechariah 8 vs 23 Ask yourself who is speaking here. God doesn't say people will hold on to a garment of John Hagee or any other of todays preachers do you ?


Avigdor said...

apostle Paul explained clearly that on the Day of the Lord, I.e. Judgement Day, the dead in Christ will arise first and ‘we who are still alive’ will be caught up in the air with them to meet Him. We who are still alive clearly shows many believers will be on the earth at Judgment Day, so will go through the tribulation. The pre-trib rapture theology is a lie, and insults the millions of Christians already in the fires of testing. Notably, the Pre-trib rapture theology is only found in Western nations who have not suffered for their faith !!

Bob said...

Dear Avigdor,
Thank you for your response to my article. Please read Zechariah chapter 14 carefully. It says God will come down with his holy ones( angels ) and put his feet on the mount of olives. It doesn't say we will meet him in the air. Thats why I wrote the article because everything we've been told by pastors and our ancestors is a lie.(false) p.s. It will be God coming down on the mount of olives not jesus.