Anne-Marie Trevelyan – 2020 Comments on Locusts

The comments made by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Secretary of State for International Development, on 4 August 2020.

Vulnerable communities are on the brink of starvation because of the biggest locust outbreak in decades, made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

British expertise is playing an important role in equipping companies with the right tools to combat the swarms and track where they will go next.

But unless other countries also step up and act now, this crisis will spread and cause even more devastation.