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In mid-April 2021, Lebanon faced an unexpected desert locust incursion,...
24 May 2021
Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Syrian farmers...
21 May 2021
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
13 May 2021

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

23countries, home to 1 billion people, affected by the current upsurge
351million USD requested for FAO's rapid response and anticipatory action
1km2 swarm can eat the same food as 35 000 people in one day
5.3million hectares treated since the start of the upsurge

DOCUMENTS

Desert locust upsurge DL progress report -1.jpg Progress report on the response in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen (January-April 2021)
The fight against desert locust in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen has been ...
09 June2021
Ethiopia 1_FAO Ethiopia - Desert Locust Situation Update 20 - May 2021-1.jpg Desert locust situation report (4 June 2021)
Key messages: As anticipated, hatching has been detected in eastern Ethiopia where desert locust swarms have ...
04 June2021
Desert locust control operations with a child protection lens in the Greater Horn of Africa
When an emergency or humanitarian crisis strikes, there is a high likelihood that children’s lives ...
31 May2021
Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) SFERA Annual report 2020 -1.jpg Annual Report 2020
The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization ...
26 May2021

Rapid response and anticipatory action

1. Curb the spread of desert locust

Budget required USD 195 million

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

Budget required USD 142 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

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

USD 351 million covering Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen, West Africa and the Sahel, Southwest Asia

in million USD (since January 2020)

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