Rare May snow hits Ayubia for the first time in 100 years, Pakistan

Rare May snow hits Ayubia for the first time in 100 years, Pakistan

Rare May snowfall hit the province of Ayubia in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020– a rare occurrence in the month of May after a 100-year hiatus in the province's Abbottabad district. Nearby areas also received light snowfall, including the…

Second and unprecedented wave of locust invasion expected to hit Pakistan

Second and unprecedented wave of locust invasion expected to hit Pakistan

Another unprecedented wave of locust plague is expected to hit Pakistan by the end of May 2020, posing threats of food security crisis and livelihood losses. The invasion will start from the southwestern province of Balochistan, passing through the cropping area of…

Hailstorm ravages standing crops in Swabi, Pakistan

Hailstorm ravages standing crops in Swabi, Pakistan

Intense rains accompanied by hail and strong winds lashed the standing crops in Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on April 25, 2020. The affected crops included tobacco, wheat, fruits, and vegetables. Other areas also affected by the severe weather were Nazare,…

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hit by deadly flash floods and landslides, Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hit by deadly flash floods and landslides, Pakistan

Heavy rains hit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan on April 15, 2020, resulting in flash floods and landslides in which at least 8 people lost their lives. The fatalities were reported in provincial Peshawar Lower Dir and the Mohmad tribal district. In…

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present…