The locust infestation in Yemen, already termed “threatening and extremely serious” last month, worsened during August as immature swarms of the crop-devouring insects formed in the interior and moved into the central highlands, with the possibility that they may now invade neighboring countries, the UN warned in its latest update. Some swarms remained in the interior where another generation of breeding is likely to occur while a few others moved to southern Oman, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported, in what has been called the worst locust infestation in Yemen in nearly 15 years. (UN News)

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