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The worst Desert Locust outbreak in 25 years threatens food security across East Africa.
The invasion poses an unprecedented threat to food security in the entire sub region, where more than 19 million people in East Africa are already experiencing a high degree of food insecurity (FAO).
In Kenya, it is the worst invasion in 70 years, and the government is spending $5 million to manage the swarms of locust and prevent spreading. Invasions of desert locusts are irregular in the region, the last instance occurred in 2007 at a much smaller scale.