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The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region
The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region

Desert Locust situation update

Assistance Tools
For information on Locust Emergency Toolkit (eLERT), please visit the website:



The eLERT is a dynamic and interactive online database whose main objective is to serve as reference, at both national and international levels, to respond more timely and effectively to the needs in a fast evolving crisis situation. It provides important information on critical aspects such as pesticides registered in the affected countries for locust control, technical specifications of recommended equipment, suppliers, standard contracts for aerial operators and consultants to reinforce the response capacities in the field, contact lists of important partners, rosters of consultants, etc. The eLERT should help people and agencies to act more effectively in coping with locust threats, thus preventing damage to the livelihoods of the rural population."

Desert Locust Contingency Planning Assistant (DeLCoPA), online version



This Assistant will help the national LCUs to be better prepared to cope more effectively with the incident of a DL emergency. It provides guidance to identify and mitigate constraints, gaps or operational weaknesses. In order to use this link please contact the Technical Assistant of the CRC Secretary (Essam.Khalifah@fao.org)