Act Now to Prevent Desert Locust Catastrophe in East Africa: UN Agencies Top story

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Mark Lowcock (left), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaks at the press conference on the Desert Locust upsurge in the Greater Horn of Africa. UN Photo UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Mark Lowcock (left), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaks at the press conference on the Desert Locust upsurge in the Greater Horn of Africa. UN Photo

In short
The call came just a day after swarms crossed into Uganda, through the North-Eastern Districts of Amudat and Nakapiripirit from neighbouring Kenya. The infestation in Uganda also puts Tanzania and South Sudan on the watch list, according to Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.

 

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