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In this Q&A interview, FAO Senior Desert Locust Forecaster Keith...
12 Abril 2021
Agriculture absorbs the bulk of the financial losses and damages...
18 Marzo 2021
“We saw a dark cloud coming towards us, and we...
12 Marzo 2021


42million people in severe acute food insecurity in the three regions affected by the crisis
312million USD requested for FAO’s rapid response and anticipatory action
1km2 swarm can eat the same food as 35 000 people in one day
400times increase in locust numbers in six months


Desert Locust Bulletin - n.510
General situation during February 2021 and Forecast until mid-April 2021
13 Abril2021
Desert Locust Bulletin - n.509
General situation during February 2021 and Forecast until mid-April 2021
03 Marzo2021
Anticipatory action to mitigate impacts of the desert locust invasion on food security and livelihoods in the front-line countries of West Africa and the Sahel
The impact of a desert locust invasion may cause nearly 13.4 million people to suffer ...
25 Febrero2021
Desert Locust Bulletin - n.508
General situation during January 2021 and Forecast until mid-March 2021
03 Febrero2021

Rapid response and anticipatory action

1. Curb the spread of desert locust

Budget required USD 160 million

    Continuous surveillance
    Ground and aerial control
    Impact assessments and environment, health and safety

Budget required USD 138 million

    Farming re-engagement packages
    Livestock-based livelihoods packages

2. Safeguard livelihoods and promote early recovery
3. Coordination

Budget required USD 14 million

    Deploy rapid surge support
    Facilitate regional partnerships and collaboration
    Regional advocacy and national-level coordination
    Strengthen regional and national capacity and enhance preparedness

Download the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen | Desert locust crisis appeal January 2020 – June 2021


USD 311.6 million covering Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen, West Africa and the Sahel, Southwest Asia

in million USD (as at 22 July 2020)