Kenya battles devastating locust infestation

Kenyan farmers are overwhelmed by a swarm of desert locusts as the east African country battles its second wave of the pest since the start of the year.

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CYRIL FERRAND: In 2020, around 2.5 million people across different livelihoods-- farmers, agro-pastoralists and pastoralists-- were affected. Now, between December and what we forecast and anticipate until the long rains start in April and May, we are talking about 3.5 million people in the region that will be impacted. The bulk of this is in the Ethiopia and then in Somalia. In Kenya it's a little bit less.