Overall Orange alert Drought for Northern South America-2023
in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016449
Name: Northern South America-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000204-BRA
Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Start Date: End of Sep 2022
Duration: 441 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 910660 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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2023 to be hottest year on record after 'extraordinary' November2023-12-06T06:17+0100.

Reuters. A man carries a water jug during a historic drought in the Amazon at the dry riverbed of the Paraua river in Careiro da Varzea, Amazonas state, Brazil, on October 26, 2023. This year will be the hottest in recorded history after an
Water Surface in Brazil has Reduced by 15% Since the Beginning of the ... 2023-12-04T23:52+0100.

Rating D (Falling Behind) Brazil holds 12% of the planet’s freshwater reserves, making up 53% of water resources in South America. Bodies of water define a large part of the country’s borders – there are 83 border and cross-border rivers, i
MIL-OSI Translation: COP28: The harsh blanket of drought is growing lo ... 2023-12-04T13:57+0100.

Source: United Nations – in Spanish 4. Headline: COP28: The harsh mantle of drought is growing longer and longer across the planet. During the second day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), the UN Convention to Combat D
I semi di soia di Chicago scendono sulle previsioni di piogge favorevo ... 2023-12-04T13:43+0100.

I prezzi della soia di Chicago sono scesi lunedì in seguito alle previsioni di piogge favorevoli ai raccolti questa settimana in Brasile, il maggior fornitore globale, colpito dalla siccità. Il calo dei semi di soia ha contribuito a trascin

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