Overall Orange alert Drought for East Africa-2022
in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

Event summary

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

Name: East Africa-2022
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania
Start Date: End of Mar 2022
Duration: 318 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 779640 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 10 Nov 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 920744 km2 GDO
56 1.5 20 Nov 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 994159 km2 GDO
57 1.5 30 Nov 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1125191 km2 GDO
58 1.75 10 Dec 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1123345 km2 GDO
59 1.75 20 Dec 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1153555 km2 GDO
60 1.5 30 Dec 2022 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 686640 km2 GDO
61 1.5 02 Feb 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 779640 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
South Sudan
Uganda


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Low Afar Ethiopia
- Low Dire Dawa Ethiopia
- Low Gambela Ethiopia
- Low Hareri Ethiopia
- Low SNNPR Ethiopia
- Low Awdal Somalia
- Low Bakool Somalia
- Low Bay Somalia
- Low Galgaduud Somalia
- Low Gedo Somalia
- Low Hiraan Somalia
- Medium Juba Hoose Somalia
- Low Shabelle Hoose Somalia
- Low Juba Dhexe Somalia
- Low Shabelle Dhexe Somalia
- Low Sanaag Somalia
- Low Sool Somalia
- Low Togdheer Somalia
- Low Woqooyi Galbeed Somalia
- Low Eastern Equatoria South Sudan
- Low Jonglei South Sudan
- Medium Oromia Ethiopia
- Medium Somali Ethiopia
- Low Coast Kenya
- Low Eastern Kenya
- Low North Eastern Kenya
- Low Uganda Uganda
- Low Haut-Mbomou Central African Republic
- Medium Orientale Democratic Republic of the Congo
- High El Buheyrat South Sudan
- Low Central Equatoria South Sudan
- High Warab South Sudan
- Low Western Bahr El Ghazal South Sudan
- High Western Equatoria South Sudan

More information

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