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“My life depends on farming. My resource is farming, and...
18 December 2020
A new generation of desert locust swarms is threatening agricultural...
16 December 2020
Following the Horn of Africa’s strongest storm ever, resource partners...
10 December 2020


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.507
General situation during December 2020 and Forecast until mid-February 2021
04 January2021
Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen DL appeal 2020-2021-1.jpg Desert locust crisis appeal January 2020 – June 2021
The document is the revised version of the previously published Desert locust crisis appeal, providing ...
16 December2020
Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel DL West Africa - sit rep -1.jpg Mesures anticipatives face à la menace du criquet pèlerin Aperçu de la situation - décembre 2020
Depuis mars 2020, la Commission de lutte contre le criquet pèlerin dans la région occidentale ...
15 December2020
Desert Locust Bulletin - n.506
General situation during November 2020 and forecast until mid-January 2021. 
03 December2020

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)