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Affected countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda
As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The…
In DR Congo, since mid-December 2016, fall armyworms have destroyed thousands of hectares of maize and rice crops in the southeastern provinces Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba, Tanganyika and Sud Kivu (OCHA 15/02/2017). 63,000 hectares have been destroyed, which represents over 80% of maize…
Reports from the Zambia Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit indicate that as of 9 January 2017, close to 130,000 ha planted to maize had been affected by a severe outbreak of the Fall Armyworm, which is new to the southern African region. Of the affected area, over 68,000 ha may require…
Affected countries: Madagascar
The plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust began in April 2012 in Madagascar, in a context where food insecurity and malnutrition rates were already high. Given the extent of the plague, it was estimated that the food security of about 13 million people (60 percent of the population) could be…
Affected countries: Guinea, Liberia
Caterpillar insects invaded some communities in the Zota District of Bong County, Central Liberia, affecting a total of 8,223 persons. The insects have destroyed farm lands with potential food security risk and outbreak of water related diseases.(IFRC 29 Jun 2009) There appears to be no direct…
Affected countries: Madagascar
The locust infestation in Madagascar spread from the southern dry zones to the midwest and northern more fertile regions, inflicting severe additional damage to staple crops and cattle pastures in normally locust free agricultural areas around the country. (Catholic Relief Services, 10 May 1998)…