数以十亿计的蝗灾威胁着非洲可怕的末日饥荒

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数十亿的蝗虫正在吞噬着东非的一切,每一天都有更多的农场被彻底摧毁。不幸的是,当局告诉我们,到目前为止我们所看到的只是冰山一角。事实上,如果不立即采取极端措施,当局声称这次蝗灾可能在几个月内恶化”500倍”。但很难想象情况会比现在更糟糕。饥肠辘辘的蝗群正以惊人的速度吞噬着农作物,这可能导致非洲大陆出现我们从未见过的饥荒。

Billions of locusts are eating everything in sight in east Africa right now,and every single day many more farms are being completely wiped out.Unfortunately,authorities are telling us that what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg.In fact,if extreme measures are not implemented immediately,authorities are claiming that this locust plague could literally get"500 times"worse in a few months.But it is difficult to imagine conditions getting any worse than they are at this moment.Ravenous locust swarms that are "the size of cities" are consuming crops at a staggering pace,and this could potentially cause famine on the African continent that is unlike anything we have ever seen before.

数十亿的蝗虫正在吞噬着东非的一切,每一天都有更多的农场被彻底摧毁。不幸的是,当局告诉我们,到目前为止我们所看到的只是冰山一角。事实上,如果不立即采取极端措施,当局声称这次蝗灾可能在几个月内恶化"500"。但很难想象情况会比现在更糟糕。饥肠辘辘的蝗群正以惊人的速度吞噬着农作物,这可能导致非洲大陆出现我们从未见过的饥荒。

It can be difficult to imagine a plague of"billions"of locusts.After all,there are only about 7 billion people living on the entire planet.

很难想象一场"数十亿"蝗虫的灾难。毕竟,整个地球上只有70亿人口。

But this is actually happening.Right now "billions of locusts" are absolutely devastating east Africa,and each one can eat"its own weight in food every day"…

但这确实发生了。现在"数十亿的蝗虫"绝对是毁灭性的东非,而且每个人每天都可以吃"自己体重的食物"..

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods,experts have warned,amid increasing calls for international help.

在越来越多的国际援助呼声中,专家警告说,对于一个仍在遭受干旱和致命洪水的地区来说,蜂拥在东非的数十亿蝗虫可能是灾难性的。

Dense clouds of the ravenous insects,each of which consumes its own weight in food every day,have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya,in the region's worse infestation in decades.

这些贪婪的昆虫每天消耗自己体重的食物,它们形成的密云从埃塞俄比亚和索马里蔓延到肯尼亚,成为该地区数十年来最严重的虫害。

It would be hard to overstate what this is going to mean for the region.According to the FAO,this plague is an"unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa"…

这对该地区意味着什么,怎么形容都不为过。根据粮农组织的说法,这种瘟疫是"对非洲之角的粮食安全和生计前所未有的威胁"..

The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation has described the situation as"extremely alarming,"representing an"unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa."

联合国粮农组织称这种情况"极其令人震惊""对非洲之角的粮食安全和生计构成了前所未有的威胁"

We have seen starvation in Africa before.In fact,there was a time when our airwaves were filled with images of starving African children.

我们以前在非洲见过饥荒。事实上,曾经有一段时间,我们的电视广播里充斥着饥饿的非洲儿童的画面。

But if this plague continues to get even worse,the stage is being set for a famine that is far greater than anything that any of us have ever witnessed.

但是,如果这种瘟疫继续恶化下去,那么我们就会面临一场比我们任何人所见过的任何灾难都要严重得多的饥荒。

The density of some of these locust swarms is absolutely crazy.According to officials,a single locust swarm can have "up to 150 million locusts per square kilometer"

这些蝗虫群的密度绝对是疯狂的。根据官方数据,单单一个蝗虫群就可以"每平方千米蝗虫多达1.5亿只"..

"A typical desert locust swarm can contain up to 150 million locusts per square kilometer,"the East African regional body,the Intergovernmental Authority on Development,has said."Swarms migrate with the wind and can cover 62 to 93 miles in a day.An average swarm can destroy as much food crops in a day as is sufficient to feed 2,500 people."

"一个典型的沙漠蝗虫群每平方千米可以容纳多达1.5亿个蝗虫,"东非区域组织,政府间发展管理局蝗虫协会说。"蜂群随风迁徙,一天可以飞行6293英里。一群蝗虫平均每天能摧毁的粮食作物,足以养活2500人。"

And it is important to note that some of these swarms are many times that size.

值得注意的是,其中一些蜂群的体积是它们的许多倍。

In fact,one of the largest swarms in northeastern Kenya was measures to be "60 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide".

事实上,肯尼亚东北部最大的蜂群之一是"60公里长40公里宽"

In other words,that swarm was far larger than any major city on the entire planet.

换句话说,这个蜂群比地球上任何一个大城市都要大得多。

Spraying these locusts only has limited effectiveness,but it is one of the only things that can be done at this point.

喷洒这些蝗虫只有有限的效力,但它是唯一的事情,可以做到这一点。

Unfortunately,Kenya only has four planes currently flying,and the same goes for Ethiopia.

不幸的是,肯尼亚目前只有四架飞机在飞行,埃塞俄比亚也是如此。

The UN is going to step in with 10 million dollars of additional funding,but that won't really go too far…

联合国将以1000万美元的额外资金介入,但这不会走得太远.....

The UN on Wednesday allocated$10 million for aerial spraying,with humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock saying families across the region"now face the prospect of watching as their crops are destroyed before their eyes."

联合国星期三拨款1000万美元用于空中喷洒,人道主义事务负责人马克·洛科克说,该地区的家庭"现在面临着眼睁睁看着他们的庄稼在他们眼前被毁灭的前景"

The truly frightening part of this story is that we are being told that the worst is yet to come.

这个故事真正可怕的部分是,我们被告知,最糟糕的事情还没有到来。

If you can believe it,and I know that this sounds absolutely nuts,but UN officials are actually warning that this plague of locusts could get "500 times"larger when warmer weather arrives…

如果你相信的话,我知道这听起来很疯狂,但是联合国官员警告说,当温暖的天气到来时,这种蝗灾可能会增加"500"

When rains arrive in March and bring new vegetation across much of the region,the numbers of the fast-breeding locusts could grow 500 times before drier weather in June curbs their spread,the United Nations says.

联合国(un)表示,当3月份降雨到来,给该地区大部分地区带来新的植被时,这种快速繁殖的蝗虫的数量可能会增长500倍,而6月份较为干燥的天气会抑制它们的蔓延。

If what the UN is telling us is accurate,and I have no reason to believe that it isn't,then Africa is facing a nightmare of almost unbelievable proportions.Yes,I keep warning that "the perfect storm" is here,but the scale of the plague that Africa is potentially facing is very hard to imagine.

如果联合国告诉我们的是准确的----我没有理由相信它是错误的----那么非洲正面临着一场几乎令人难以置信的噩梦。是的,我一直警告说"完美风暴"就在这里,但是非洲可能面临的灾难的规模是非常难以想象的。

With hundreds of billions of locusts potentially eating crops all across Africa,what will be left for people to eat?

整个非洲有数千亿的蝗虫可能会吃掉农作物,人们还能吃什么呢?

Needless to say,many relief organizations are fearing the worst

不用说,许多救援组织担心最坏的情况.....

Save the Children's Regional Director for East and Southern Africa,Ian Vale,said in a statement that their staff in Kenya are battling swarms so thick they can barely see through them.

救助儿童会东部和南部非洲地区主任伊恩·瓦尔在一份声明中说,他们在肯尼亚的工作人员正在与蜂群作战,蜂群太密集,几乎看不透。

"The impact on crops and pastureland will be severe.We are very concerned that this will place vulnerable children even closer to the brink of starvation,"he said.

"对农作物和牧场的影响将是严重的。我们非常担心,这将使脆弱的儿童更加接近饥饿的边缘,"他说。

Even before 2020 began,millions upon millions of Africans were dealing with"acute hunger",and the outlook for the coming year was grim.

甚至在2020年开始之前,数以百万计的非洲人就面临着"严重的饥饿",来年的前景是严峻的。

But now nobody has any idea how there will possibly be enough food for everyone.

但是现在没有人知道如何才能为每个人提供足够的食物。

1.2 billion people live in Africa.That is a lot of mouths to feed,and right now the locusts are stripping farm after farm completely bare.

12亿人生活在非洲。这是很多张嘴要养活,现在蝗虫正在一个又一个的农场上完全裸露。

I know that I have been writing about the coronavirus outbreak a lot in recent days,but this crisis could potentially kill far more people.We have reached a time when global events have really started to accelerate,and the months ahead promise to be quite challenging for all of us.

我知道最近几天我写了很多关于冠状病毒爆发的文章,但是这场危机可能会杀死更多的人。我们已经到了一个全球事件真正开始加速的时刻,未来的几个月对我们所有人来说都将是相当具有挑战性的。

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