‘Biblical’ Locust Plague Set To Hit Egypt


A locust outbreak of so-called “biblical proportions” is spreading through Africa, from Sudan and Eritrea, along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation has warned.

The bible-like outbreak has been caused by long periods of rain around Sudan and Eritrea that have contributed to two generations of breeding and a substantial increase in locusts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has explained.

One swarm crossed the border to Saudi Arabia in mid-January, with further swarms following suit a week later.

Read more at Daily Star.



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