Overall Orange alert Drought for East Africa-2022
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: East Africa-2022
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Start Date: End of Mar 2022
Duration: 257 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 920744 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 0.75 30 Apr 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 11769 km2 GDO
2 0.75 10 May 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 11769 km2 GDO
3 0.75 20 May 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 11769 km2 GDO
4 0.75 10 Jun 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 111127 km2 GDO
5 0.75 20 Jun 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 111127 km2 GDO
6 0.75 30 Jun 2021 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 164795 km2 GDO
7 1.25 10 Jul 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 179170 km2 GDO
8 1.25 20 Jul 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 183324 km2 GDO
9 1.25 30 Jul 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 171008 km2 GDO
10 1.25 10 Aug 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 171008 km2 GDO
11 1.25 20 Aug 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 233430 km2 GDO
12 1.25 30 Aug 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 107754 km2 GDO
13 1.25 10 Sep 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 156971 km2 GDO
14 1.25 20 Sep 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 156971 km2 GDO
15 1.25 30 Sep 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83222 km2 GDO
16 1 10 Oct 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83817 km2 GDO
17 1 20 Oct 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83817 km2 GDO
18 1 30 Oct 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 71508 km2 GDO
19 1 10 Nov 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 137080 km2 GDO
20 1.25 20 Nov 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 213954 km2 GDO
21 1.5 30 Nov 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 170839 km2 GDO
22 1.75 10 Dec 2021 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 249051 km2 GDO
23 2 20 Dec 2021 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 334267 km2 GDO
24 2 30 Dec 2021 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 98032 km2 GDO
25 1.75 10 Jan 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2 GDO
26 1.75 20 Jan 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2 GDO
27 1.5 30 Jan 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2 GDO
28 1 10 Feb 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2 GDO
29 1 20 Feb 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2 GDO
30 1 02 Mar 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 61329 km2 GDO
31 0.75 10 Mar 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 61329 km2 GDO
32 0.75 20 Mar 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 73634 km2 GDO
33 0.75 30 Mar 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 73634 km2 GDO
34 0.75 10 Apr 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 73634 km2 GDO
35 0.75 20 Apr 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 36795 km2 GDO
36 0.75 30 Apr 2022 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 122355 km2 GDO
37 1 10 May 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 527391 km2 GDO
38 1.25 20 May 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 588953 km2 GDO
39 1.25 30 May 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 415852 km2 GDO
40 1.5 10 Jun 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 731108 km2 GDO
41 1.5 20 Jun 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 802336 km2 GDO
42 1.5 30 Jun 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 475838 km2 GDO
43 2 10 Jul 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 512724 km2 GDO
44 2 20 Jul 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 512731 km2 GDO
45 2 30 Jul 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 453616 km2 GDO
46 2 10 Aug 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1054165 km2 GDO
47 2 20 Aug 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1152424 km2 GDO
48 2 30 Aug 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 184055 km2 GDO
49 2 10 Sep 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 171746 km2 GDO
50 2 20 Sep 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 171746 km2 GDO
51 1.75 30 Sep 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1092022 km2 GDO
52 1.5 10 Oct 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 989099 km2 GDO
53 1.5 20 Oct 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 785077 km2 GDO
54 1.5 30 Oct 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 898462 km2 GDO
55 1.5 03 Dec 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 920744 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Somalia
Tanzania
Uganda


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Medium Juba Hoose Somalia
- High Kaskazini Pemba Tanzania
- High Kaskazini Unguja Tanzania
- High Kusini Pemba Tanzania
- High Tanga Tanzania
- High Coast Kenya
- High Eastern Kenya
- High North Eastern Kenya
- Low Dar-es-salaam Tanzania
- Low Pwani Tanzania
- Low Uganda Uganda
- Low Orientale Democratic Republic of the Congo

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