I have written several posts on locusts plagues and “end times” famines and pestilences devastating Africa and parts of the Middle East and now we are reading “Tens of millions are on the verge of facing massive food shortages on the continent of Asia after a new plague of locusts has ravaged a path of destruction across India and Pakistan according to a report from The Express.
“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7
PAKISTAN: According to the report, In Pakistan, a national emergency has just been declared after an outbreak of locusts’, of “Biblical Proportions” has reportedly wreaked havoc across farmland in Eastern Punjab, southern Sindh, and southwestern Baluchistan provinces. Meanwhile, In western and central India up to 125,000 acres of crops have been completely destroyed during the worst outbreak the country has faced in decades.
INDIA: According to the Bhagirath Choudhary, director of the New Delhi-based South Asia Biotechnology Centre, an agriculture think-tank said: “We have never, ever seen what we have in the last six months in India – never in the history.” According to a shocking report from National Geographic, a desert locust can consume its entire body weight in a day – as a result, such a swarm would decimate 423 million pounds of crops.
UN REPORT: Then we have a report from the United Nations (UN) that estimates that a swarm of locusts can contain anywhere between 40-80 million of these insects and is capable of consuming the same amount of food in a day as three million people. The scale of this devastation has forced officials from India and Pakistan to work together to combat the outbreak. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has described the danger posed by the swarm of locusts as “an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat” and fear the devastation could endanger the food security and livelihoods of around 25 million people.