Overall Red alert Drought for East Africa-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

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

Name: East Africa-2021
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 542 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 453616 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 03 Jul 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 13 Aug 2022 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 512731 km2 GDO
45 2 16 Aug 2022 13:49 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 453616 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
South Sudan


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Medium Gambela Ethiopia
- Medium SNNPR Ethiopia
- Medium Eastern Equatoria South Sudan
- Medium Jonglei South Sudan
- Medium Oromia Ethiopia
- Medium Somali Ethiopia
- High Eastern Kenya
- High Rift Valley Kenya
- Medium Afar Ethiopia
- Low Amhara Ethiopia
- Medium Bakool Somalia
- Medium Bay Somalia
- Medium Gedo Somalia
- High Juba Hoose Somalia
- Medium Shabelle Hoose Somalia
- Medium Juba Dhexe Somalia
- High Central Kenya
- High Coast Kenya
- High North Eastern Kenya

More information

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