Friday, February 14, 2020

Catastrophic Locust Invasion in East Africa & Threatens Middle East

Catastrophic Locust Invasion in East Africa Reaches Full-Blown Crisis as the Billions of Devastating Locusts Spread and Could Become the Most Devastating Plague in Living Memory

An outbreak of billions of locusts is currently invading East Africa, devouring everything on its path.

While the Desert Locust swarms are growing exponentially, the region, already suffering from extreme hunger, simply cannot afford another major shock.

Plagues are non-stop in Africa right now. Lassa fever spreads across Nigeria. Many see Africa as a hub for the Chinese economy and thus it is feared that the Wuhan coronavirus is spreading like fire on the continent. Finally, there is this biblical plague of locusts, swarming and devouring everything on their path.

As already exposed in my article, the apocalyptic horde of desert locusts has been destroying crops in Somalia and Ethiopia (worst outbreak in 25 years), before wreaking havoc in Kenya (worst plague in 70 years).

See also: Uncontrolled Swarms of Devouring Locusts to Hit East Africa, Middle East, and Southwest Asia

Now the massive tornadoes of insects are spreading further across the region, and have already entered Uganda.
Scientists are expecting they will move across the border into the southeast corner of South Sudan any day, where people struggles to emerge from civil war.

Food insecurity and wars across the region.

Now, when you know that a single swarm can contain up to 150 million locusts per square kilometer of farmland, an area the size of almost 250 football fields, everything becomes even more nightmarish.
A medium-size swarm of the voracious insects can eat the same amount of food as the entire population of Kenya or as everybody in the tri-state area (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York). So not taking action in time — you can see the consequences.

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