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West Africa: Locust Infestation - May 2020

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Tipos de desastres
Infestación de insectos

FAO is seeking $50 million–$75 million for the control, surveillance of desert locust swarms and livelihoods support by December 2020 to help 17.2 million people in severe acute food insecurity (Phase 3+) during the next lean season (June–August 2020) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Nigeria and Senegal (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2020). This will entail 300 000–500 000 ha of land targeted for control operations; 10 million ha of land targeted for surveillance and 110 000–150 000 households targeted for livelihood support, of whom 75 000–100 000 are farming households and 35 000–50 000 pastoral households. (FAO, 21 May 2020)

Although the threat to West Africa has nearly subsided for now, summer breeding will cause locust numbers to increase between Mauritania and Chad. (FAO, 3 Aug 2020)