.’s new $500 million program will help protect #foodsecurity & #livelihoods of the poor & vulnerable impacted by the #locust crisis by providing urgent #safetynets like #cashtransfers & cash for work interventions& help them recover and rebuild.
New US$ 500 million program to help people affected by #desertlocust crisis rebuild & recover their livelihoods:
East Africa is the epicenter of the #locust crisis & our support must be swift & responsive to this fast-moving threat. just approved $500 mil program incl. over $150 mil initially going to #Ethiopia #Kenya & #Uganda w/ more countries to come.
We’re working with countries in Africa and the Middle East to fight the locust swarms that are causing a double crisis for countries also battling the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. #InvestInPeople
#Ethiopia #Djibouti #Kenya & #Uganda are among the countries worst hit by the #desertlocust crisis. ’s new $500 million program will provide #cashtransfers to affected families and help rehabilitate agriculture and livestock production systems.