Swarmed by Locusts

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In this photo taken on January 16, 2020, two Samburu men who work for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts are surrounded by a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya.
In this photo taken on January 16, 2020, two Samburu men who work for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts are surrounded by a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya.

East Africa has a big locust problem. These hungry grasshoppers travel in giant swarms. They’re invading country after country. They eat everything in their path.

It’s the worst year for locusts in decades. If they can’t be stopped, crops will be wiped out. Livestock won’t have anywhere to graze. People will...

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