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Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya

A Turkana man walks through a locust swarm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28, 2020. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change.   REUTERS/Baz Ratner  
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A Turkana man walks through a locust swarm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28, 2020. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change. REUTERS/Baz Ratner  

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The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya\u0027s poorest region. The young locusts are eating everything in sight, and when their wings mature the swarms will be able to travel up to 80 miles in a day.  
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The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya's poorest region. The young locusts are eating everything in sight, and when their wings mature the swarms will be able to travel up to 80 miles in a day. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A Turkana boy tries to chase away a locust swarm near the town of Lodwar. Turkana is a vast, dry scrubland in northwest Kenya that borders Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Residents say the insects are devastating farmland and grazing areas.   
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A Turkana boy tries to chase away a locust swarm near the town of Lodwar. Turkana is a vast, dry scrubland in northwest Kenya that borders Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Residents say the insects are devastating farmland and grazing areas. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Locusts are seen after devastating a tomato farm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28.  
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Locusts are seen after devastating a tomato farm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A locust swarm fly near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A locust swarm fly near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Locust swarm around a tree in the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Locust swarm around a tree in the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Victor Juma holds dead locusts near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Victor Juma holds dead locusts near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A locust is seen after devastating a tomato farm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A locust is seen after devastating a tomato farm near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Goats walk as a locust swarm flies near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28.   REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Goats walk as a locust swarm flies near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 28. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A woman carrying wood on her head walks past desert locusts near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A woman carrying wood on her head walks past desert locusts near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Locusts eat a papaya tree in Lodwar, Turkana County, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Locusts eat a papaya tree in Lodwar, Turkana County, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Locusts eat a papaya tree in Lodwar, Turkana County, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Locusts eat a papaya tree in Lodwar, Turkana County, Kenya, June 29. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A camel is seen walking as desert locusts fly near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A camel is seen walking as desert locusts fly near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Desert locusts strip a bush of its leaves near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Desert locusts strip a bush of its leaves near the town of Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya, June 30. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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