Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Burundi, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013021
Name: Eastern Africa-2019
Countries: Burundi, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 94 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1069933 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 88 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Clima: Unicef, 90% malattie da cambiamento ricade su bimbi under 5Sun, 26 May 2019 05:14:00 +0200.

Roma, 24 mag. (AdnKronos Salute) - Circa il 90% del peso delle malattie attribuibili al cambiamento climatico ricade sui bimbi sotto i 5 anni. E' il monito delll'Unicef che, in occasione del secondo Global Strike for Future, ricorda che cir
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African co-operation benefits agric sectorSun, 26 May 2019 02:41:00 +0200.

Elita Chikwati Zimbabwe joins the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day against a background of growing co-operation among member states in the field of agriculture, especially in finding ways of mitigating the harsh effects of
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24 May 2019 Unicef: "Malattie da cambiamenti climatici, colpiti soprat ... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:12:00 +0200.

Unicef: "Malattie da cambiamenti climatici, colpiti soprattutto i bimbi sotto i 5 anni" In occasione del secondo Global Strike for Future (oggi), l’nicef ricorda che i cambiamenti climatici hanno un impatto sproporzionato sui bambini e i gi
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Clima Unicef 90 malattie da cambiamento ricade su bimbi under 5Fri, 24 May 2019 16:48:00 +0200.

Roma, 24 mag. (AdnKronos Salute) – Circa il 90% del peso delle malattie attribuibili al cambiamento climatico ricade sui bimbi sotto i 5 anni. E’ il monito delll’Unicef che, in occasione del secondo Global Strike for Future, ricorda che cir
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