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WFP/Marco Frattini

News in Brief 20 June 2022

  • Ben Stiller’s message of solidarity on World Refugee Day: UNHCR
  • WFP announces further ration cuts for food insecure communities
  • Mali: Attack against UN peacekeepers claims life of one ‘blue helmet’
UN Photo/Stuart Price

News in Brief 3 May 2021

  • E-commerce’s dramatic rise fuelled by COVID-19 restrictions: UNCTAD
  • Press freedom 'a cornerstone of democracy' says UN chief
  • UN migration agency launches appeal to support COVID-19 shots in East Africa
A wave of desert locusts has formed swarms in parts of South Sudan.
WFP/Peter Louis

Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonnes of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries: enough to feed five million people a year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.