East Africa is being destroyed by a huge swarm of locusts

The biggest swarm of locusts for decades sweeps across East Africa. And it’s threatening to wreak catastrophe on countries already struggling with food insecurity.

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Somalia has already declared a state of emergency, with several swarms there devastating crops.

In Ethiopia more than a billion locusts have swarmed across the country and have spread south to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Now there are fears the pests could spread further – to Eritrea and South Sudan.


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