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19 Apr 2007 description

Locust situation slowly improving on Red Sea coast

Although Desert Locust infestations are gradually declining along both sides of the Red Sea and in the Horn of Africa, survey and control operations must be maintained in affected countries.

Aerial control operations ended on the Red Sea coast in Eritrea and Sudan as locust infestations have declined and there is a shortage of avgas. A few swarms reached the Tokar Delta and the nearby coast and laid eggs. Consequently, a third generation of hatching is underway and small bands are forming locally.

08 Feb 2007 description

ROME - As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.

From Turkey's US$ 2 million donation, US$400,000 will go to Chad, where WFP is currently providing support to over 220,000 refugees from Darfur in neighbouring Sudan as well as some 57,000 Chadians who have been displaced by conflict in the border area. Part of the donation …