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25 February 2020
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20 February 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)...
18 February 2020

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people in severe acute food insecurity
76million USD requested for FAO’s rapid response and anticipatory action
1km2 swarm can eat the same food as 35000 people in one day
500times increase in locust if crisis left unchecked

DOCUMENTS

DESERT LOCUST CRISIS - Appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa January–December 2020
Desert locust poses an unprecedented risk to agriculture-based livelihoods and food security in an already ...
26 February2020
Desert Locust Bulletin - n. 496
General situation during January 2020 and forecast until mid-March 2020.
03 February2020
ADDENDUM - Desert Locust crisis - Appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa January–July 2020
FAO has issued an initial conservative appeal for Desert Locust rapid response and anticipatory action, ...
29 January2020
Desert Locust crisis - Appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa January–July 2020
The worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades is underway in the Greater Horn of Africa, ...
29 January2020

Natural hazards timeline in the Horn of Africa

Natural hazards timeline in the Horn of Africa

Agricultural calendar and Desert Locust life cycle

Agricultural calendar and Desert Locust life cycle

Rapid response and anticipatory action*

1. Curb the spread of Desert Locust

Budget required USD 38.75 million

  • Informing response
  • Control operations
  • Ground surveillance and impact assessments

Funding needed by February 2020

Budget required USD 26 million

  • Cash interventions
  • Supplementary livestock feed
  • Farming input packages

Funding needed by March 2020

2. Safeguard livelihoods
3. Support early livelihood recovery

Budget required USD 8.5 million

  • Comprehensive livelihood recovery packages
  • Cash transfer and Cash+

Funding needed by February 2020

Budget required USD 2.75 million

  • Deploy rapid surge support
  • Coordinate cross-border response
  • Strengthen national capacity

Funding needed by February 2020

4. Coordination

Download the Desert Locust Appeal

*This initial, conservative plan will be revised by March according to newly available data and the emerging situation.

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

in million USD

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