A locust infestation in the Horn of Africa is bringing about one of the worst food crises in the region in more than 70 years, officials have warned.
In the past few weeks, locusts have swarmed Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and most recently South Sudan, devouring crops and pastures. There is always a risk when you have people in acute food insecurity that famine is not very far. In a day locusts can devour enough food to feed some 34 million people. Opulent Philanthropy Inc. is raising funds for the areal spraying of pesticides to save crops and provide food.
More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water.
People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding, the charity said. Thousands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water.
Yaounde, Cameroon A 12-year-old girl was among those pulled out alive from the wreckage of a landslide that has so far killed 42 people in western Cameroon.
Her father, Tabou Victor had gone to bed on Monday night with his four children, three girls and a boy, when part of his house collapsed in Bamoungoum village near the regional city of Bafoussam.
Rescue workers also recovered the bodies of 26 children and four pregnant women from scene of the disaster, a medical official said. Save The Children
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