This spike in malaria cases has happened in all southern African countries, but the increase has been the greatest in Namibia and Swaziland.
The data is worrying: since the 1970s, the amount of human displacement due to natural disasters has doubled.
This outbreak is nearly three times bigger than the typical seasonal outbreaks the island has every year, and it’s reached the capital city, Antananarivo.
“I used to be a man. Now I live like a dog because I am poor”.
As a moth, they are good flyers averaging about 100 kilometres a night. If left untreated, the armyworm can cause crop losses of up to 50%, munching its way through a hectare within 72 hours.