Locust outbreak in East Africa: Millions of people could face starvation
A plague of locusts is spreading across East Africa, threatening the food supply of millions of people. The locusts are capable of wreaking havoc in a matter of minutes. A single swarm consumes the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people, and the infestation has already damaged more than 25,000 kilometers of cropland across the region. This could mean starvation for many vulnerable families.
As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, a new swarm is hatching and could be bigger than previous generations. This also coincides with the start of the harvest season. Get more information on some facts about the situation on the ground and how Malteser International and partners are responding to the crisis to prevent a looming disaster.Read more