Unusual weather conditions, exacerbated by climate change, have created a favourable environment for the growth of locust populations, which are destroying crops throughout East Africa and the Somali Peninsula.
Warming seas are causing more rain, and cyclones that carry swarms over long distances are getting stronger and more frequent. Flocks are capable of covering up to 130 km per day and can contain from 40 to 80 million individuals per 1 sq. km.
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