Locust map by fao. The 2019 20 locust infestation is a pest outbreak of desert locusts which is threatening the food supply across the regions of east africa the arabian peninsula and the indian subcontinent the outbreak is the worst in 70 years in kenya and the worst in 25 years in ethiopia somalia and india.
East africa locust swarm hundreds of billions of locusts are swarming through parts of east africa and south asia in the worst infestation for a quarter of a century threatening crops and.
East africa locust plague 2020 map. The current threat level declined in parts of east africa but is maintained elsewhere. Most recently locusts have been seen in the democratic republic of congo and swarms have arrived in kuwait bahrain and qatar and along the coast of. The plague began in june 2019 and continued into 2020 although locust swarms have experienced.
Desert locust situation update 4 january 2021 invasion of southern ethiopia and kenya to continue numerous immature swarms formed in eastern ethiopia and central somalia during december which moved to southern ethiopia reaching northern kenya on 21 december. For example when last year s cyclones in the. Extreme weather events and locust swarms in east africa.
Desert locust risk maps 2020. There s major concerns there 4. Threat level shifts according to spring breeding in east africa arabia and southwest asia.
The biblical locust plagues of 2020. It is known as a plague. Desert locust movement.
A plague of locusts is spreading across the region threatening the food supply of tens of millions. Map showing the current situation of the record breaking locust plague in 2020. East africa is in the midst of a crisis that sounds like something out of the book of exodus.
Threat level expands to the persian gulf. The main threats are in east africa and yemen as well the gulf states iran pakistan and india. Projections show that current locust populations are poised to spread all the way from eastern to western africa by june or july overson says.
Fao swarms of desert locusts are likely to spread to more than 20 counties by mid december the un food and agriculture organization says.