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 - The fight against desert locust continues in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen, now raging for 20 months – since January 2020. Collective efforts from governments, FAO and partners are proving extremely effective in controlling this upsurge, which is the worst to hit the region in 70 years. Thanks to ...read more
18/10/2021
 - This report outlines the results of a household survey carried out in August–September 2020 to assess the impact of desert locust invasions on food security and livelihoods in Uganda. In 2019–2020, the Horn of Africa was affected by what was described by FAO as the worst desert locust infestation in over ...read more
26/08/2021
 - General situation during July 2021 and Forecast until mid-September 2021.  
03/08/2021
 - A desert locust upsurge is still underway in the Greater Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, while the situation has returned to normal in Southwest Asia and the potential spread to West Africa was stopped in July 2020, thanks to massive control operations from May to July 2020 in ...read more
06/07/2021
 - The fight against desert locust in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen has been raging for sixteen months – since January 2020. Governments, FAO and partners are responding to the worst upsurge in seventy years. An extraordinarily effective system has been put in place, from forecasting to responding, and ...read more
09/06/2021
 - Key messages: As anticipated, hatching has been detected in eastern Ethiopia where desert locust swarms have been laying eggs since late April. The hatchlings are forming hopper bands that have been seen in a few places so far (see blue dots in the map). More hatching and band formation are expected throughout ...read more
04/06/2021
 - When an emergency or humanitarian crisis strikes, there is a high likelihood that children’s lives will be negatively affected, modifying their role within the household and the community. Since the beginning of 2020, a serious and widespread desert locust upsurge continues to threaten crops and pasture across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, and ...read more
31/05/2021
 - The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies. This annual report provides a brief description of the major operations initiated with SFERA funds ...read more
26/05/2021
 - The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes. The number identified in the 2021 edition ...read more
11/05/2021
 - General situation during April 2021 and Forecast until mid-June 2021.  
03/05/2021
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