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The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that nymph (baby) desert locusts maturing in Somalia’s rebel-held backcountry, where aerial spraying is next to unrealizable, will develop wings in the “next three or four weeks” and threaten millions of people already short of food.

A swarm of locusts spotted at Riandira village in Kirinyaga County in Kenya on January 13, 2020.

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