FAO fears million of animals may perish

Approximately 200,000 cows, sheep, buffaloes, goats and donkeys have already been confirmed dead or missing, according to a report published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN) on Friday.

“The final numbers will be much higher, possibly into the millions,” warned the report.

“If you count poultry losses, then millions of animals have already died with the entire poultry stock wiped out in some areas,” highlighted the report.

FAO has also estimated that millions of surviving animals are now facing severe feed shortages, threatening generations of livestock.

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