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2020 Africa Region – Locust upsurge

Vooruitgang: Implementation
Budget: € 167830
Looptijd: 2020-05-05 - 2021-05-04


The desert locust infestation is occurring in the context of consecutive seasons of climatic shocks including the 2018-2019 drought that significantly eroded the household coping capacity in the Greater Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 18 to 22 million people facing crisis due to worsening food insecurity.Moreover, East Africa recently has experienced one of the wettest rainfall season in 40 years, causing widespread flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and causing crop (70,000 hectares) and livestock losses (96,000 animal deaths) in the worst affected areas.Further heavy rains have not allowed crops to dry properly, which has led to the spoiling of some of the harvest located in household storage facilities; the rest of the produce is at risk of contamination due to aflatoxins, which would further threaten the already deteriorating food security situation.In some areas, this situation is more serious due to climatic shocks, coupled with the impact of conflict, insecurity and poor macro-economic conditions, which are the primary drivers of active food insecurity across the region.

Type ramp: Emergency food aid Insect infestation Material relief assistance and services
Uitvoerende partners: The Netherlands Red Cross

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