Skip to comments.[Anglican] Archbishops Plea for Help in Face of Locust Swarms [Africa, Pakistan]
Posted on 03/18/2020 5:59:35 PM PDT by marshmallow
ANGLICAN Archbishops and Bishops across Africa and Pakistan are uniting with Barnabas Fund and calling for donations after ravenous locust swarms, originating in Oman, swept across East Africa, with a devastating impact, as well as spreading east to Iran and now Pakistan.
Thousands of Kenyan Christians facing food shortages in the badly hit Pokot region have just sent an urgent call. Uganda is also badly hit. Lord Carey, Archbishops Stanley Ntagali (former Archbishop of Uganda), Stephen Kaziimba (Uganda), Jackson Ole Sapit (Kenya), Masimango Katanda (Congo), Laurent Mbanda, (Rwanda) and Benjamin Kwashi (Jos, Nigeria) have issued an appeal.
The UN is warning of a significant and extremely dangerous upsurge in the breeding activity of desert locusts in East Africa, especially in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, where the imminent second hatch of locusts is threatening the food security of millions.
Crucial maize crops due to be harvested in March and April, and other staple food crops, are at risk as governments battle to contain a second wave of the insects and protect critical agricultural regions from infestation. In Uganda, the government has warned the country to prepare for impending double disaster as unusually heavy seasonal rains are expected.
A Christian leader explained to Barnabas that the severe rains will increase the risks of a locust plague.
Locusts are going to have soft ground under which breeding is going to triple. As locusts increase, the danger towards destruction of both food and pasture will also triple. If there are no measures to mitigate the awaited calamity, peoples lives will get destroyed by hunger, he warned.
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Now there is a real disaster. Do you think they are worried about a virus that kills a few people when they are looking at millions starving?
Where is DDT when you need it? Oh, wait-
Iran is getting swarmed too.
Exactly. This sort of thing I can see shutting down a country for (if it actually helped) for some time.
Sucks to be Iran right now.
Record low oil prices
This is when Iran might be most dangerous.
End of the world: Bible passage on ‘locust plague and epidemic’ sparks shock claim
The suckier the better.
Every twenty-five years the locust SWARM to the Arabian peninsula. The sky is black with the millions of nasty, eat-everything locust. The locust won’t eat OLEANDER and so oleander is often used to keep them away from farms, homes, gardens and such.
I’m betting locusts are edible.
What are we missing?
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