Locust Outbreak Horn of Africa


Somalisk Forening for Genopbygning (OFROSOM)


DERF - Nødhjælpspuljen


Locust outbreak Horn of Africa (Rapid Response)

Projekt start:


Projekt slut:


Beviliget beløb:

491.808,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
  • Mål 2: Stop sult

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Somalia

Lokale partnere:

  • Gallad Rehabilitation and Development Organization


According to FAO the worst desert locust outbreak in decades is taking place in the Greater Horn of Africa where tens of thousands of hectares of cropland and pasture have been damaged by locust invasion in Somalia. Awdal, Northwest, Togdher, Sool and Sanaag regions are among the affected areas. The desert locust is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world as it is highly mobile and feeds on large quantities of any kind of green vegetation, including crops, pasture and fodder. Even a very small, 1km2 locust can eat the same amount of food in one day. Thousands of Somali farmers lost their cropland, pastures. Therefore, we are committed to help the locust-affected farmers in Somalia by providing cash based assistances for food security and livelihoods packages in preparation of the next planting season.