Swarms of locusts — some the size of a city — are eating their way through the Horn of Africa and have now arrived in Pakistan.
The UN says the insects could devastate crops and the livelihoods of farmers — leaving millions of people hungry. Lockdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic are also stopping shipments of badly needed pesticides.
How did these swarms get so big? And how are people coping?
Start Here explains.
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