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

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-2022
Glide number: DR-2022-000322-COD
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

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Summary of Global Climate Indicators 2018–20222023-01-31T06:42+0100.

Human influence is very likely the main driver of the decrease in Arctic sea-ice area between 1979–1988 and 2010–2019, which recorded decreases of about 40% in September and about 10% in March (IPCC, 2021). The current Arctic sea-ice cover
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Corno d'Africa: la peggiore siccità degli ultimi 40 anni2023-01-18T01:04+0100.

Cinque stagioni consecutive di precipitazioni inferiori alla media hanno portato a una siccità catastrofica nel Corno d’Africa. La carenza di piogge sta facendo raggiungere livelli di insicurezza alimentare acuta senza precedenti nell’Etiop
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East Africa drought In their own words: displaced by drought in Somali ... 2023-01-12T02:10+0100.

Families across Somalia have had their lives uprooted by a catastrophic hunger crisis that could soon be declared a famine. A prolonged drought has devastated crop production and made it near impossible for herders to find food for their an
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With our eyes wide open | By Shah-Naz Hayat Khan,...2023-01-12T00:15+0100.

‘The mountain,’ was two hundred feet of garbage piled at a landfill in India. Those living in the ghetto nearby have health issues and die. Naturally, India needs to clean up its act. It’s not our problem. Isn’t it? A lifetime ago, while gr
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Analytical report

01/Sep/2022 16:18 UTC

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23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

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23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

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21/Mar/2022 10:03 UTC

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