Locusts Descend On Africa

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A swarm of desert locusts

A swarm of desert locusts feeds on crops in Laghouat, 311 miles south of the Algerian capital Algiers, July 29, 2004. Corbis hide caption

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A swarm of desert locusts

A swarm of desert locusts feeds on crops in Laghouat, 311 miles south of the Algerian capital Algiers, July 29, 2004. Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Corbis

Swarms of locusts are eating their way across northern Africa, consuming entire crops in subsistence farming communities. The locusts are headed for the region in Chad where Sudanese refugees from Darfur are encamped. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and U.N. locust expert Clive Elliot.

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