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io Guterres, urging the international commun●ity to take immediate counteractions. Sacko Josefa, AU Commissioner● for Rural Economy and Agriculture, said eaX

rlier this month that th●e 55-member pan-African bloc is working directly with the FAO to ma●ke sure that there is no spread to other countrF

ies. Antonio Querido●, UN FAO representative in Uganda, said international organizations● are providing technical support and mobilizing resources for Ugando

●a as it strives to fight the locusts. In order to get more internat●ional help, Somalia on Feb. 2 declared the locust infestation a nat●ioG

nal emergency. Irandu said that the present invasion is likely to● cost enormous financial and human resources far beyond the capabil●ity of the East Africak

n countries. Hence there is a need for a conc●erted effort by regional and other international organizations to o●ffer money, expertise and f

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equipment such as planes. Otherwise, the ●locust invasion may wipe out food production in mang

y African countr●ies. The FAO recently launched a 76 million U.S. dollars appeal to ●control G

the locusts' spread. Weeks later, only around 20 million do●llars have p