HEWS, Humanitarian Early Warning Service

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


This update was published the 03 June 2015

Locust information have been extracted from FAO Locust Watch

Desert Locust situation remains calm in all countries

Related countries: Eritrea Mali Mauritania Pakistan Yemen

No significant breeding occurred this year in the spring breeding areas of Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia where vegetation continues to dry out. During the next six weeks, low numbers of solitarious adults are likely to appear in parts of the vast summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel, stretching from Mauritania to western Eritrea as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border. Small-scale breeding will occur with the onset of the seasonal rains but locust numbers will initially remain low. Summer rains may be delayed or weak in the northern Sahel this year. Regular surveys should commence shortly in all summer breeding areas but some places such as northern Mali, Darfur and the interior of Yemen remain inaccessible due to insecurity.

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