The threat level has extended to other countries that may receive swarms from spring breeding areas in time for summer breeding.
The threat level has increased in spring breeding areas as a result of band and swarm formation and declined in winter breeding areas due to control operations and dry conditions.
Locust infestations continued to decline due to control operations and drying vegetation in winter breeding areas while breeding commenced in spring areas; therefore, vigilance and control operations must be maintained in all affected countries.
Locust Infestations were declining due to control operations and drying vegetation; nevertheless, vigilance and control operations must be maintained to reduce swarm formation and migration to spring breeding areas.
As more groups, bands and swarms form from second generation breeding along the Red Sea coast, some swarms migrated, leading to increased risk levels in several countries.
The Desert Locust threat increased significantly in Sudan and Eritrea as a result of an outbreak that developed in winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast during December, which is likely to continue for several months.