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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 17 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000307-COD
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 585 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1152424 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 187 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Update on UNHCR operations in southern Africa2022-09-29T14:33+0200.

Situational context including new developments. The southern Africa region hosted some 8.6 million forcibly displaced persons by the end of August 2022, including 7 million internally displaced persons and more than 1 million refugees and a
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08-09-2022 Jean-Marie Harribey Les pompiers grecs à notre secours2022-09-09T04:10+0200.

En 2015, les gouvernements européens, essentiellement l’allemand et le français, imposaient, sous la férule de la Commission européenne, de la Banque centrale européenne et du FMI (la « troïka), un dictat financier effroyable, un véritable
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Sadc experts forecast wet 2022–23 rainfall season for region2022-08-26T11:01+0200.

Sifelani Tsiko-Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor. Most parts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall during the forthcoming 2022/23 cropping season, prelimina
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Vandana Shiva: "Imperativa una transizione democratica per uscire da f ... 2022-08-24T12:34+0200.

“Per ridurre tensioni e conflitti e creare una democrazia dell'energia e della terra è imperativo pianificare democraticamente una transizione energetica che ci renda indipendenti dai combustibili fossili, anche dal petrolio nascosto in ciò
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Analytical products

Analytical report

01/Sep/2022 16:18 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

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

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),