East Africa faces triple crisis of COVID-19, locusts and floods

New article by SWIFT team member John Marsham explains the impacts that flooding of Lake Victoria in Kenya and locusts have on vulnerable populations, especially in the time of COVID-19.

A year of exceptional rainfall, floods and locust outbreaks is decreasing the resilience of vulnerable populations in East Africa just at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The combination of these disasters is not random, as the floods, lake level and locusts can all been linked to climate change.