Locust Swarms - 2020

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December 2019

A massive locust invasion destroys thousands of hectares of crops in northwest India, the worst such attack in 25 years

January 2020

The invasion affects Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia

February 2020

About 2,000 troops are fighting the invasion in Uganda

Tanzania and Southern Sudan are also affected, then the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 2020

Massive swarms of desert locusts have been arriving in Iran's southern regions. The locusts have invaded the provinces of Hormozgan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Bushehr, Fars and Khuzestan

April 2020

In Ethiopia, the locusts have caused widespread losses of sorghum, wheat and maize, also known as corn, and vastly reduced the amount of available land for cattle grazing, FAO said. Of the one million individuals requiring emergency food assistance, some 75 percent live in the country's Somali and Oromia regions

June 2020

More swarms continue to form in northwest Kenya and Ethiopia between El Kere and Jijiga and also in the northern Rift Valley.

In India. swarms are mainly present in Rajasthan west of Jaipur.