The United States government is donating $8 million to Africa amid the locusts outbreak, which is considered one of the worst in its history.
Earlier this month the UN called world leaders to help amid the outbreak, as scientists warned the infestation could lead to a humanitarian crisis as the locusts eat all the crops.
“The UN food and agriculture organisation (FAO) has warned that the swarms could ravage food supplies in more countries in the Horn area and threaten the livelihood of millions of citizens,” reports IOL.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made the announcement for the donation on Tuesday, stating, “We invest in people and prioritise global health and economic empowerment. Our investments uphold transparency and sovereignty. Our companies, too, employ local people, Ethiopians. Our track record of being a force for good when we invest economically is unchallenged.”
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