Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013021
Name: Eastern Africa-2019
Countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 120 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 369084 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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2018 was 4th hottest on recordThu, 20 Jun 2019 06:07:00 +0200.

Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average gl
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Let’s fight climate changeMon, 17 Jun 2019 23:39:00 +0200.

In Summary. When crops are wiped out by floods or drought, families are robbed of livelihoods and food security undermined. Poverty, deforestation, overgrazing and lack of irrigation undermine productivity. Advertisement. By EDITORIAL Ther
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"Las voces en favor de nuestro planeta son cada vez más fuertes"Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:21:00 +0200.

"Debemos cumplir nuestro mandato" Inger Andersen, Directora Ejecutiva, ONU Medio Ambiente "Hay algo en el aire. No estoy hablando de la contaminación o de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Me refiero al cambio que necesita hacer
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Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floodsSun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:00 +0200.

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfal
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