HEWS, Humanitarian Early Warning Service

A Service of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee SWG on Preparedness


This update was published the 04 May 2015

Locust information have been extracted from FAO Locust Watch

Desert Locust situation returns to calm

Related countries: Algeria Iran Saudi Arabia Sudan

The Desert Locust situation continued to improve during April. Very little rain fell throughout the recession area. Only low numbers of solitarious adults remained in a few places of the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea in Sudan and Saudi Arabia. A few adults moved into the interior of northern Sudan. No control operations were conducted in April. Scattered adults were present in southeast Iran and isolated adults were seen in the central Sahara in Algeria. During May, small-scale breeding may occur in parts of the spring breeding areas in the interior of Saudi Arabia and in parts of Northwest Africa. Locust numbers will remain low and no significant developments are expected.

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