Overall Orange alert Drought for Central America-2019
in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012649
Name: Central America-2019
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 90 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 85520 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Some of the nation’s most exposed states to climate disasters, including half of the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast and wildfire-ravaged California, are laggards in health emergency planning and preparedness, according to a new national inde
La falta de caminos y la crecida condena a muerte a los indígenas del ... Mon, 06 May 2019 13:54:00 +0200.

Una niña de tres años murió el jueves tras pasar varios días con una diarrea que ningún médico pudo detener. Sus padres, de la etnia maskoi, uno de los muchos pueblos indígenas que viven en situación de extrema pobreza en Paraguay, no tiene

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),