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06 Dec 2004 description
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General Situation during November 2004
Forecast until mid-January 2005

19 Nov 2004 description

FAONEWSRELEASE 04/146 E
Countries should closely monitor the situation and undertake any necessary control - no reason to panic

Rome, 19 November 2004 -- FAO has alerted Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Saudi Arabia and Sudan of the possibility of a few desert locust swarms arriving from northern Egypt.

17 Nov 2004 description

Cairo (dpa) - The Egyptian capital Cairo was plagued Wednesday by a huge swarm of locusts, but officials claimed the situation was under control.

17 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

CAIRO, Nov 17, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Massive swarms of locusts on Wednesday swept through the Egyptian capital of Cairo after threatening the country's northern fertile regions.

17 Nov 2004 description

A large immature swarm appeared in Cairo, Egypt today about midday and then moved east to the Gulf of Suez where it landed on the coast about 50 km south of Suez at Ain Sukhna. The swarm probably came from the swarms that have been reported earlier this week in the Nile Delta between Cairo and Alexandria. These swarms originally arrived from northeast Libya at the beginning of the month and drifted east along the northern coast to the delta.

15 Nov 2004 description

General situation as of 15 November 2004

11 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

CAIRO, Nov 11, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Egyptian concerned ministries were mobilized in fight against swarms of invading red locusts that penetrated defence lines and threatened farm land, the official MENA news agency reported Thursday.

09 Nov 2004 description

CAIRO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Egypt has killed swarms of a type of locust that has infested parts of Africa and Cyprus this year, the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Monday.

An Agriculture Ministry official said some of the swarms of desert locusts, which entered Egypt's northwest coastal area last week from Libya, had been killed without damaging crops, MENA reported.

The locusts were easily destroyed because they were not yet fully grown, the official said.

Egypt had formed squads to deal with the locusts as soon as they were spotted on the border with Libya, …

08 Nov 2004 description

PCHR is deeply concerned by the continued humanitarian and health situation of about 3000 Palestinians who are still stuck on the Egyptian side of the Rafah International Crossing Point. They are waiting to return to Gaza and have not been able to so since Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) close the Crossing Point on Sunday 31st October 2004.

03 Nov 2004 description
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General Situation during October 2004
Forecast until mid-December 2004

26 Oct 2004 description

Déclaration d'une adjointe au porte-parole du Quai d'Orsay

(Paris, le 26 octobre 2004)

Une réunion des bailleurs de fonds de la lutte préventive contre les criquets pèlerins en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest s'est tenue hier à Paris à l'initiative du ministère des Affaires étrangères et avec la collaboration de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Agriculture et l'Alimentation (OAA-FAO).

Se déroulant dans le contexte de la grave invasion acridienne qui sévit actuellement dans cette région, la réunion a permis à l'Organisation pour Agriculture …

15 Oct 2004 description

General situation as of 15 October 2004

Desert Locust swarms continued to leave the Sahel in West Africa during the first half of October and appeared in Northwest Africa. Most of these swarms were moving towards the north and northwest. So far, they have arrived in northwest Mauritania, southern Western Sahara, southern Algeria and the Cape Verde Islands. Some of the swarms in Western Sahara continued north and nearly reached the southern side of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

06 Oct 2004 description
report The New York Times

By JAN EGELAND

04 Oct 2004 description
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General Situation during September 2004
Forecast until mid-November 2004

04 Aug 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.