Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Update for November with a Forecast till Mid-January 2015
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).
The situation remained calm in the western outbreak region during this month and only scattered solitary adults and hoppers were detected in northern Trarza in Mauritania. No locusts were reported in southern Mali, but the situation in the north was unclear due to inaccessibility for security reasons. And locust activities were not reported in Morocco, Chad, Niger, Libya or Tunisia in November (CNLA/Mali, CNLAA/Morocco, CNLA/Mauritania, NDLC/Libya, CNLA/Tunisia).