Video: Huge locust swarm over Adado town today. Somalia faces the worst Desert Locust outbreak in over 25 years according to @FAOSomalia pic.twitter.com/2ZuI0vEhDI— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) December 18, 2019
last week, the locusts have arrived in Kenya, where you are spreading in the North-East (county of Will) in the South, Wajir and Garissa, and to the West, along the ethiopian border. One of the swarms was 60 km long and wide 40. A true army that is unstoppable and destructive. Some swarms could reach the North-East of Uganda, and the South-East of the Sudan. The locusts are a threat serious to the food security and livelihoods. As confirmed by the Fao, the plague of locusts has destroyed already 175 thousand acres of land, only in Somalia. An average swarm can destroy crops able to feed 2,500 people for a year.
also a risk To air traffic throughout the region. A few days ago, a passenger plane of the Ethiopian Airlines was forced to abort the landing at dire Daua, a town in Eastern Ethiopia, after hitting a swarm of locusts. According to some web sites that specialize in aviation, the Boeing 737-700 was forced to deviate towards the capital city of Addis Ababa, about 30 minutes away. The website Aeronews reported that the insects were locusts, by posting on his page Facebook, a photo of the front of the aircraft-stained dead insects.