Wednesday, June 27, 2007

As if Somalia didn't have enough trouble...

Locusts devastate orchards of north Somalia

As if war and hunger were not enough, swarms of locusts have appeared in Somalia, blotting out the sky and destroying orchards.

Millions of the insects appeared three days ago in the semi-autonomous northeastern province of Puntland, stripping bare hundreds of acres of mango, orange and pawpaw farms.