Overall Green alert Drought for Western Africa-2019
in Mauritania, Senegal

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013221
Name: Western Africa-2019
Countries: Mauritania, Senegal
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 90 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 47004 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 338 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Senegal: Senegal to Get $22m Drought Pay-Out From AU AgencySat, 14 Sep 2019 03:59:00 +0200.

Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC). ARC, in a press release, said the pay-out will cover losses from crop failures caused by the
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Senegal to get $22m drought pay-out from AU agencyTue, 10 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0200.

Withered maize crop. Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. A consortium of international NG
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Senegal to receive USD22m drought pay-out from AU agencyTue, 10 Sep 2019 12:56:00 +0200.

Withered maize crop. Senegal will receive at least USD22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. A consortium of international
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MIL-OSI Global: We built an app to detect areas most vulnerable to lif ... Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:10:00 +0200.

– By Tianjia Liu, PhD Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),