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Twelve fold increase in Ethiopia COVID-19 cases, severe weather and locusts creating massive need in Ethiopia, warns IRC



Disaster Watch October 7, 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are making a humanitarian disaster in Ethiopia with many individuals unable to fulfill their every day meals wants.  Latest heavy rainfall has led to flooding, leading to destruction of crops, lack of livestock and displacement.  Swarms of multiplying desert locusts have additionally been destroying pastures and crops, resulting in additional meals insecurity.  Some areas are recording admissions for extreme acute malnutrition at 50% greater than for a similar interval final 12 months.  A large twelve fold enhance in Covid-19 circumstances between June and September is additional compounding wants

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