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While Pakistan combats COVID-19, a locust swarm is devastating food supplies

Migratory Locust. Image by Sergio Boscaino via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.Like many countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Pakistan’s economy and highlighted issues with inequality, regional conflict and growing unemployment. For Pakistan, these issues are compounded by an army of locusts that has been ravaging the food supply since June 2019 — threateninginfrastructure already made fragile by the effects of the pandemic.Swarms of desert locustsmade international headlinesafter arriving in Pakistan from Iran in June 2019. According tothe Food and Agricultural Organizations of the Uni…

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