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
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
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