Overall Orange alert Drought for South-east Africa-2019
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013394
Name: South-east Africa-2019
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa
Start Date: End of May 2019
Duration: 117 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 276650 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Due milioni di persone hanno urgente bisogno di ciboSat, 14 Sep 2019 03:06:00 +0200.

sei mesi dall’impatto devastante del ciclone Idai su Mozambico, Malawi e Zimbabwe Nazioni africane dove oltre mille persone hanno perso la vita la popolazione colpita dall’emergenza è sull’orlo della carestia mentre la risposta umanitaria,
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Eight months’ drought hits over 782,000 in North and EastFri, 13 Sep 2019 22:31:00 +0200.

Even as the Meteorological Department warned yesterday of more heavy rain and possible floods in southern parts of the island, the Disaster Management Centre drew attention to the continuing months-long drought prevailing in much of the Nor
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Mozambico, a 6 mesi dal ciclone Idai costretti a mangiare piante selva ... Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:19:00 +0200.

A sei mesi esatti dall'impatto devastante del ciclone Idai su Mozambico, Malawi e Zimbabwe - in cui oltre mille persone hanno perso la vita - la popolazione è sull'orlo della carestia mentre la risposta umanitaria, richiesta dalle Nazioni U
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Cyclone Idai 6 Months on: CARE Issues Dire warnings as Studies Show 41 ... Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:39:00 +0200.

BEIRA (September 12, 2019) - A combination of natural disasters made worse by climate change, funding shortfalls and weak economies across southern Africa has increased food insecurity by 28 percent, new findings have revealed. Six months s
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