Huge swarms of locusts rip through 500,000 acres of crops in Ethiopia leaving a million facing food crisis as Africa braces for another destructive plague

A United Nations report found millions of citizens in need of emergency food aid Africa is braced for a second wave which could be 20 times more than the first Breeding has been spurred by one of the wettest rainy seasons in the region  By AF – PUBLISHED: 12:03 EDT, 13 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:47 EDT, 13 April 2020 Billions of locusts have laid waste to 500,000 acres of Ethiopian … Continue reading Huge swarms of locusts rip through 500,000 acres of crops in Ethiopia leaving a million facing food crisis as Africa braces for another destructive plague

Locust numbers exploding: Swarms gather as heavy rains, closed borders and the coronavirus curbs delay pesticides: Millions of poor people poised for the second wave

Monday, 6 April 2020 Desert Locust situation update. Widespread rains to cause further deterioration in the situation. Widespread rains that fell in late March could allow a dramatic increase in locust numbers in East Africa, eastern Yemen and southern Iran during the coming months. The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarms are forming … Continue reading Locust numbers exploding: Swarms gather as heavy rains, closed borders and the coronavirus curbs delay pesticides: Millions of poor people poised for the second wave