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Why Were Locusts Swarming In East Africa?

Molly Melvin

In 2020, countries across East Africa were hit with the worst desert locust plague the region had seen in decades, growing concerns over the food and job security of millions. How are people being affected by the locust outbreak? Why do desert locust swarms form? And how are experts are working to prevent this from happening in the future?

*This video was made in 2020.

Edit & Animations by Jamie B Burton

Produced by Molly Grace Melvin

4 Minute Watch
Published May 04 2023

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