Another generation of breeding is expected in Eritrea due to good rains since May. The situation remains unclear in Yemen due to insecurity.
Despite a reduced threat, vigilance should be maintained in spring breeding areas of Arabia because of recent rains and the continuing impact of insecurity on locust monitoring in Yemen.
A slightly higher than normal level of vigilance should be maintained in Saudi Arabia and Yemen because of previous infestations on the Red Sea coast, recent good rains in the interior where there is potential for spring breeding, and the continued uncertain situation in Yemen.
Control operations and drying conditions have helped to mitigate Desert Locust threat to agriculture.