Flying locusts fill the sky in Saudi Arabia


Footage shows a swarm of locusts filling the sky in the town of Mahayil in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia, on February 23.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that swarms of the crop-eating insects pose a threat to agricultural and pastoral livelihoods for millions of people from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.

Authorities have failed to bring the locust plague under control after it exploded in 2020 following favourable weather conditions and seasonal rains.