A severe plague of locusts has taken over Madagascar. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says it needs millions of dollars to help get rid of them. (CNN)
The plant-eating insects are destroying vegetation and threatening 60-percent of the country's rice production. Rice is a staple crop in Madagascar. (CNN)
Officials worry the locusts could worsen hunger in a country that already has high rates of malnutrition. (CNN)
The UNFAO says it will cost more than $41 million to fight the plague. They say the first installment of $22 million is needed by June. (CNN)
The other $19 million will be used to implement a three-year strategy to tackle the problem. Officials estimate two-thirds of the country will be infested by September if no action is taken. (CNN)
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