Could this be an end time prophecy being fulfilled? Here’s the prophecy: “According to Revelation 9:1-6, After the breaking of the Seal, a fifth angel blows a trumpet that unleashes a swarm of deadly locust that is sent to torment anyone who does not have the seal of God”. (r. a. note)
The Mind Unleashed.com By Elias Marat Mon., April 23, 2020
(TMU) — East Africa is currently bracing itself for a plague of locusts that could be up to 20 times larger than the already historic swarms that blighted regional crops and spilled over into neighboring countries earlier this year.
The billions of insects comprised one of the worst locust outbreaks in roughly 70 years, darkening skies, ravaging key food sources, and consuming farmland in a region that is also facing the dire threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The voracious swarms of young desert locusts have ravaged countries including South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, causing fears that a long vulnerable region could be plunged into a new era of extreme food insecurity.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has described the problem in stark terms, calling the infestation “an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat” to food security and livelihoods across the region.
According to the UN, a swarm of locusts covering a third of a square mile is capable of eating the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people.
The massive locust swarms began to appear in Ethiopia and Somalia earlier this year and have since spread to at least eight countries.
The response to the coronavirus has also complicated and slowed efforts to fight the locust plagues, with border closures and lockdowns creating new challenges to regional cooperation. Meanwhile, the disruptions caused by the pandemic have also impacted the supply of chemical pesticides, biopesticides, and motorized sprayers to the region, said FAO Resilience Team Leader for East Africa Cyril Ferrand.