Locust outbreak in Afghanistan’s ‘breadbasket’ threatens wheat harvest

With 20m people at the highest risk of famine for 25 years, farmers are desperately trying to kill the pests before vast swarms form The northern “breadbasket” of Afghanistan is battling a potentially devastating outbreak of locusts that threaten to ea…


Conflict and climate disasters combine to create record rise in displaced people

War in Ukraine and Pakistan’s ‘monsoon on steroids’ among events driving surge on ‘scale never seen before’ as 71m people displacedThe number of people around the world who were forced to flee their homes leapt by a fifth last year, as a “perfect stor…