24 January 2020, Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya - A swarm of desert locusts feeding a vegetation. The desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, destroying farmlands.
Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa. Given the scale of the current swarms, aerial control is the only effective means to reduce the locust numbers.