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Kenya budgets to fight locusts, floods and virus

By LUKE ANAMI This year has so far seen the region devastated by the triple menace of the coronavirus, floods and locusts. Kenya’s budgetary allocations for the 2020/21 financial year have included funds towards overcoming these natural calamities.…

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News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
18 Jun 2020

Somalia

Somali Beledweyne city cut off by flooding

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF Six months ago, Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia, was battered by heavy rainstorms. The flooding destroyed houses, crops and roads, and displaced thousands of families. Now, Beledweyne, the capital of the Hiiraan province in…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
27 May 2020

Kenya

Fighting locusts in the heat of Covid-19 pandemic

In Summary The pests, which move by mind-boggling formations aided by pheromones to communicate, are most active between 11am and 6pm. Besides spray aircraft, motorised sprayers and hand-held ones have also been deployed to manage swarms of smaller…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
18 May 2020

Kenya + 7 more

Death and destruction as floods rain havoc across East Africa

In Summary Hundreds of thousands have been forced by torrential rains to flee their homes across Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. Many weather stations have recorded their highest levels of rainfall in 40 years,…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
18 May 2020

Kenya + 1 more

Misery all round as floods kill and displace people across the region

By VICTOR KIPROP East Africa Community partner states are sitting on a time bomb as floods cause havoc in the region. Floods have killed 200 in Kenya, displaced 10,000 people and more than 65 deaths reported in Rwanda…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
11 May 2020

Uganda

More displacements in Uganda as Lake Victoria swells

In Summary Water has moved more than 13.12 metres ashore, the second highest on record since it rose to 13.46 metres in 1964. Over 7,000 people have been displaced since February when water inundated the dry lake shores…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
08 May 2020

Kenya + 1 more

Second wave of locust invasion and floods to shake East Africa economies

In Summary Breeding continues in several countries where hopper bands are forming that could lead to new swarms. FAO warns that the new generation of Locust are up to 20 times in size and 400 times stronger thereby…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
04 May 2020

Uganda + 1 more

Refugees in Uganda transform their lives beyond livestock

In Summary Over 20 groups in Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda are transforming their lives beyond mere livestock herding Refugees are given a small piece of land to build temporary houses and cultivate small gardens nearby. By JONATHAN KAMOGA For…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
27 Mar 2020

Uganda + 1 more

Education still elusive goal for refugees even with Uganda’s open door policy

By JONATHAN KAMOGA Halid Aluma had just completed his primary school education in 2016 when he was forced to flee to Uganda, leaving everything else behind. Fresh fighting had broken out between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
27 Feb 2020

Uganda + 1 more

Desert locusts spread to northern Uganda

Residents of Otuke in northern Uganda have been left in panic after desert locusts, which have been causing havoc in the neighbouring Karamoja region, spread to the district. Two swarms of locusts which entered Amudat District from…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
EastAfrican
Posted:
18 Feb 2020

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