It’s a Rolling Emergency: 450 Billion Locusts Have Been Killed This Year, but Devastating Swarms Still Ravage Africa, South America, India and the Middle East

5
596

Aid groups and local governments have managed to kill about 450 billion locusts this year. But with funding running out in August, that effort could be in vain.

In a worst-case scenario, an additional 5 million people will go hungry because of the swarms’ devastation in Africa, South America, India and the Middle East.

locust plague india africa south america middle east, locust plague india africa south america middle east video, locust plague india africa south america middle east pictures, locust plague india africa south america middle east news
Swarms of locust photographed in Bikaner on May 30 (Photo Credits: PTI)

Massive swarms of locusts have devastated large swathes of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East since January, threatening food supplies for millions. 

This year, Kenya had its worst infestation in 70 years, and India, Ethiopia, and Somalia had the worst infestations they’ve had in 25 years.

Meanwhile Paraguay and now Argentina have also been ravaged by these crop-eating insects.

The reasons behind the biblical outbreaks are warmer weather and more rain, setting ideal conditions for locusts to thrive.

Alongs with the weather, poor monitoring due to armed conflicts — especially in war-torn Yemen, where the current outbreak began — and a lack of resources caused by the health crisis, has led to locusts swelling in numbers that haven’t been reported in decades.

Without more intervention, locusts could cause millions of people in 23 countries to go hungry by December, according to NBC News.

In a worst-case scenario, an additional 5 million people will go hungry because of the infestations. That’s on top of the 20 million that already don’t have good enough access to food, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Cyril Ferrand, head of FAO’s East Africa resilience team, told NBC News that FAO and local governments had managed to kill about 450 billion locusts by spraying pesticides.

But funding only goes until the end of August, Ferrand said, and non-stop aid was necessary to keep the insects in check.

There is a real risk here that all our efforts since January are in vain,” he said. 

Desert locusts are the most damaging breed, found in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They can eat their weight in food every day, Business Insider’s Natalie Colarossi previously reported. 

They only live for about three to five months, but breed quickly, and a plague can last over a decade.

By the end of June, locusts are expected to move west on changing winds. 

Melissa Williams, a rural development specialist with the World Bank, told NBC News the concern is they’ll go deeper into West Africa and hurt some of the least developed nations in the world.

FAO’s locust forecasting expert Keith Cressman told The Guardian the weather will greatly impact how long the crisis continues, and which countries will be affected. 

It’s not a problem that starts in one place and ends in one place, it’s a rolling emergency,” he said. [BI]

More news about biblical plague of locusts on Strange Sounds and Steve QuayleNow if you are looking for supplements to increase your healthy lifestyle and sexlife please visit Natural Health Source.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on PaypalPlease and thank you!

5 COMMENTS

  1. The very odd part is that there are swarms in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere at the same time. The Locust in the Book of Revelation are not insects. They represent the return of what many call the Fallen Angels. The same beings who caused the problems during the days of Noah are about to return. Yes, there will be millions of them. There will be no stopping them. The sad part is that people will join and worship them. Women and male homosexuals will love them, and have sex with them. Them and their leader, Lucifer. Whether they arrive in vehicles from space, or just walk into our dimension, I do not know. All I know is that they are coming. Coming soon.

  2. Emergency News in Tehran-Iran Is world War 3 started already?
    You decide about this explosions were all armed forces of Iran?
    Orange Light View in East Tehran; Confirmation of the sound of the explosion on the campus and Bumhan

    While a number of users in Tehran reported the sight of a strange orange light in the east of the capital, which led to the sky clearing the area for a few seconds, Mehr News Agency reported the terrible sound of an explosion as it was seen on campus in Bumhan. .

    Mehr News Agency reported that “on Friday morning, at the same time as the terrible sound was heard in the east of Tehran, a large orange light was seen in the sky.”

    According to this news agency, on Friday morning, after hearing the “terrible sound in the east of Tehran”, a large orange light was seen in the sky at the same time, but “the cause of this sound and light is still unknown, but this sound is in campus, Bumhan and surrounding areas.” “It’s clear.”

    According to users, the time of observing this light was observed about 25 minutes on Friday morning, and for a few seconds the sky of East Tehran was lit.

    Eyewitness accounts, as well as videos posted by users on social media, indicate that the source of the light was an explosion near the city of Par-dis.

    Officials have not yet commented on the source of the blast.
    Disclaimer always apply.
    Please share it with Steve and everyone you wish?
    https://iranintl.com/

  3. Update for Iran missile attacks by Israel or USA world is silent?
    Hours after users in Tehran reported seeing a strange bright orange light in the east of the capital that lit up the sky for a few seconds, Iranian Defense Ministry spokesman Davood Abdi said a “gas tank” exploded in the Parchin public area. It has exploded.

    The Parchin area is home to one of the nuclear facilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but a Defense Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on the details of the blast and its exact location, using the term “Parchin Public Zone” for the site of the blast. He said the blaze was controlled by firefighters and there were no casualties.

    A number of users reported seeing orange light at around 25 minutes on Friday morning, which lit up the sky in eastern Tehran for a few seconds.

    Eyewitness accounts, as well as videos posted by users on social media, indicated that the source of the light was an explosion near the city of Pardis.

    Hours after seeing the orange light, Noornews news website wrote: “The received news indicates that the images published as an explosion in the eastern region of Tehran were related to the explosion of an industrial gas tank on the outskirts of one of the centers of the Ministry of Defense. “It has nothing to do with military installations in the region.”

    Mehr News Agency was the first official media in Iran to confirm the news that the terrible sound of the explosion was heard at the same time as seeing the orange light on the campus. The news agency reported that “Friday morning, at the same time as the terrible sound was heard in East Tehran. “There was a big orange light in the sky.”

    According to this news agency, on Friday morning, after hearing the “terrible sound in the east of Tehran”, a large orange light was seen in the sky at the same time, but “the cause of this sound and light is still unknown, but this sound is in campus, Bumhan and surrounding areas.” “It’s clear.”

    Afterwards, in the first official reaction of Hamid Reza Goodarzi, the deputy governor of Tehran’s security, during an interview with the Young Journalists Club about the publication of Orange Light in East Tehran, instead of confirming or denying the possibility of an explosion, he said:

    At the same time, the Islamic Republic Broadcasting News Network broadcast the news hours after the sighting of the light and the terrible sound in East Tehran, and quoted officials as saying, “Various agencies are investigating the matter.”

    On the other hand, Mir Shahab al-Din Ghavami, Public Relations Manager of Tehran Emergency Department, stated that “so far we have not received any request from the emergency services to send technicians and ambulances in this regard”. Send equipment to the location.

    While blowing up a gas tank in the Parchin public area, a Defense Ministry spokesman said that Orange light and a terrible noise were seen in eastern Tehran as part of Iran’s nuclear facilities in Parchin, and that the area had previously been declared a missile storage facility. Is

    Parchin is the name of a town and region in the southeast of Tehran, which is located in the northeast of Pakdasht city and defense industry factories have been operating in Parchin since 1311 and today it has about 500 organizational housing units as well as satellite towns. Parchin Highway, which starts from the northeast of Tehran, passes through the area of ​​Khujir and Sorkheh Hesar National Parks.

    In addition to some of Iran’s nuclear facilities located in Parchin town, the focus of Iran’s major defense industries in the complex, along with the maintenance of missile reserves and other conventional ammunition, has made the site one of Iran’s most significant military installations. It is also referred to as a military strategic facility.

  4. Videos that appeared on social media showed a major explosion outside Tehran, fueling speculation of an attack against a military base, a research site, or a power plant. Details remain a mystery so far.

    Rumors initially said the explosion took place at a power station in Sarkh Hasar, east of Tehran, and that similar explosions took place in Shiraz, in southern Iran, prompting speculation of a cyber attack. Others suggested an explosion at an ammunition depot in Paradis, citing Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chatter on the messaging app Telegram.
    for more information please go to this address at rt.
    https://rt.com/news/492967-tehran-explosion-military-base/
    I strongly think it was 2 missiles toward Iran see how the reaction is? There is no way 2 different facilities at same time
    explosions? Israel or USA or Saudi Arabia? or False Flag Operations will lead to world war 3? Pass it on to all news agencies are silent. Dalilymail , stevequayle, and rense, infowars, all are silents?

  5. Update 4 from IRAN :
    Israeli media react to Parchin’s explosion
    Friday, 28 July 2016 19:02

    Zoe Yehzkli, a political analyst for Israel’s Channel 13 television, said last night’s explosion in Tehran’s Parchin “appears to be the result of a cyber attack.”

    In an interview with Israeli media on Friday, Yehzkli said that Iran had not denied the origin of the blast, but said that the blast was in the Parchin civilian section.

    He also raised the possibility of a connection between the massive power outage in Shiraz and the blast, saying that an Israeli military intelligence official received an honorary medal yesterday for Israeli intelligence activities, and that this may have something to do with what happened in Iran.

    Israel’s Payam-e-Israel radio station did not comment on the blast in Parchin, as well as the fire in Shiraz, and raised two possibilities: “One is that opponents of the regime have been responsible for the blast, and the other is that outside Iran, by creating “A cyber attack has exploded.”

    The radio reminded that a terrible explosion took place in Parchin a few years ago, which officials described as a “fire in an explosives depot”.

    Babak Ishaqi, an Iranian-international correspondent in Tel Aviv, said that due to the center’s sensitivity to Israel, almost all media outlets and news websites covered the blast, but Israeli officials have not yet commented.

    Babak Ishaqi, an Iran International correspondent in Tel Aviv, described the Israeli media’s reaction to last night’s explosion in Tehran’s Parchin area as pic.twitter.com/h5rd4GGvix

    – Iran International (.IranIntl) June 26, 2020

    “The current war between Israel and pro-Iranian armed forces in Syria is not hidden from anyone, but cyber warfare between the two countries continues,” the Iran-International correspondent said.

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that the cause of the explosion in Tehran’s Parchin area was a “gas leak” and that the director general of the Shiraz Fire Department said the cause of the extensive blackout in the metropolis was “burning the main electricity substation on Amirkabir Street in Shiraz.”
    Disclaimer always apply

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.