Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Event summary

Serious risk of humanitarian impacts for the exposed population.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 269 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 253403 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 1 24 Nov 2018 16:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
2 1 28 Nov 2018 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
3 1 06 Dec 2018 16:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
4 1.5 30 Dec 2018 14:05 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1159740 km2 GDO
5 1.5 04 Jan 2019 00:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
6 1.5 12 Jan 2019 09:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
7 2 20 Jan 2019 13:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1524659 km2 GDO
8 2 26 Jan 2019 17:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1641623 km2 GDO
9 2 08 Feb 2019 01:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
10 2 08 Feb 2019 11:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
11 2 09 Feb 2019 15:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
12 2 10 Feb 2019 10:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
13 2 16 Feb 2019 15:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
14 2 08 Mar 2019 16:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1886703 km2 GDO
15 2.25 15 Mar 2019 17:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1388451 km2 GDO
16 2.25 17 Mar 2019 14:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1799052 km2 GDO
17 2.25 31 Mar 2019 12:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1950119 km2 GDO
18 2.25 05 Apr 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1655436 km2 GDO
19 2.25 12 Apr 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 km2 GDO
20 2.25 26 Apr 2019 15:37 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2202297 km2 GDO
21 2.25 08 May 2019 13:57 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1070335 km2 GDO
22 2.25 24 May 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
23 2.25 24 May 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO
24 2.25 09 Jun 2019 15:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 381379 km2 GDO
25 2.25 16 Jun 2019 11:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
26 2.25 26 Jun 2019 00:00 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 513440 km2 GDO
27 2.25 17 Jul 2019 02:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 253403 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Angola
Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lesotho
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Low Lesotho Lesotho
- Medium Bie Angola
- Medium Cuando Cubango Angola
- High Cunene Angola
- High Huila Angola
- Medium Lunda Sul Angola
- Medium Malanje Angola
- Medium Moxico Angola
- High Namibe Angola
- Medium Chobe Botswana
- Medium Ghanzi Botswana
- High Kgalagadi Botswana
- Medium Kweneng Botswana
- Medium Ngamiland Botswana
- High Southern Botswana
- Medium Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Medium Tete Mozambique
- Medium Caprivi Namibia
- Medium Erongo Namibia
- High Hardap Namibia
- High Karas Namibia
- Medium Kavango Namibia
- Medium Khomas Namibia
- High Kunene Namibia
- High Ohangwena Namibia
- Medium Omaheke Namibia
- High Omusati Namibia
- High Oshana Namibia
- High Oshikoto Namibia
- Medium Otjozondjupa Namibia
- Low Free State South Africa
- High Western Cape South Africa
- Medium Central Zambia
- Medium Copperbelt Zambia
- Medium Eastern Zambia
- Medium Lusaka Zambia
- Medium North-Western Zambia
- High Southern Zambia
- Medium Western Zambia
- Medium Harare Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland Central Zimbabwe
- High Mashonaland West Zimbabwe
- High Midlands Zimbabwe
- High Matabeleland North Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland East Zimbabwe
- High Eastern Cape South Africa
- Low KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
- High North West South Africa
- High Northern Cape South Africa

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