Gap Fill - Locust Invasion - Level 6


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   afield      attack      crops      forests      livelihood      proportions      risk      swarms      vegetation      worst  

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The of farmers and other food growers in East Africa is under from locusts. Authorities say of millions of locusts are ravaging large swathes of farmland and . Millions of people are at after the insects destroyed in Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. The swarms of locusts are spreading and could affect the agriculture, bushland and of neighbouring countries. The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report that some swarms have been sighted as far as Yemen and Oman in the Gulf. It is the locust invasion in 70 years and some say it is reaching Biblical .

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