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Desert Locust crisis - Appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa January–December 2020

Desert Locust crisis - Appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa January–December 2020
Feb 2020

Desert locust poses an unprecedented risk to agriculture-based livelihoods and food security in an already fragile region. Over the past few years, consecutive shocks – among them poor rainfall, flooding, macroeconomic crises and armed conflict – have contributed to a significant level of vulnerability. 

An estimated 20.2 million people are now facing severe acute food insecurity in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC] Phases 3 and above). With the main season coming up, the locust invasion threatens to drive this figure even higher. Every effort must be made to ensure the current upsurge does not become a fully‑fledged plague.

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