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DL Situation
ETHIOPIA, August 2020
In August,2020 the current Desert Locust situation is very serious in most breeding area of Eastern and North Eastern Districts of Somali, Oromia, Afar, Amhara and Tigray Regions. In Eastern and North Eastern parts of Ethiopia in Eastern Oromia, Somali, Afar,Eastern Amhara and Southern Tigray Regions because intensive ground and aerial survey and control work the situation significantly improved. Few mature swarms crossed from Yemen through Djibouti reached in North Eastren parts of Ethiopia Afar, southern parts of Tigray and Eastern Amhara regions and laid egg . In Afar region (Chifra, Mille, Adaar, Ewa, Gulina and Awura) districts hoppers hatched and vehicle mounted and back pack sprayers were deployed and control operation is carried out. Moderate rain have created conditions conductive for breeding annual and perennial vegetation is green and stable for the next generation breeding onwards. Ground and aerial control operations are in progress, in Eastern Oromia region on immature adults and swarms around Eastern Hararge high lands, adjacent districts of small region districts, Eastern Amhara, southern Tigray and Afar regions

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DLIO - Ethiopia - 01, Sep 2020
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