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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000285-ETH
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 538 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 512731 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Shelterbox responds to worst drought in east Africa for 40 years2022-08-12T14:19+0200.

More than a million people have had to leave their homes behind in search of food and now have nowhere to live. ShelterBox is preparing to help thousands of people facing the most prolonged drought East Africa has faced in 40 years. While t
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- The Conversation) Climate change can exacerbate a full 58% of the infectious diseases that humans come in contact with worldwide, from common waterborne viruses to deadly diseases like plague, our new research shows. Our team of environme
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Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

21/Mar/2022 10:03 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),