Outbreaks in East Africa: Desert Locusts and COVID-19
Created: 14/05/2020 +


This report explores how government measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 may hinder the response to the ongoing desert locust outbreak in East Africa. The analysis also examines the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in tandem with those of the desert locust outbreak. The focus is primarily on the three countries most heavily impacted by locust infestations to date: Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.