A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa unless we act fast to stop the desert locust

A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa unless we act fast to stop the desert locust The destructive migratory pest threatens catastrophe as it swarms through countries already plagued by food insecurityA colleague at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) tells a terrifying story about the desert locust.In 2005 she visited farmers in Niger as they prepared to harvest their crops. Just hours later, a swarm of locusts swept through the area and destroyed everything. One month later, truckloads of families were forced to leave their homes because they had nothing to eat. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/12/a-humanitarian-crisis-looms-in-africa-unless-we-act-fast-to-stop-the-desert-locust