Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 13 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 411 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1288962 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Incendi, un 2019 di fuoco per le foreste. "Amazzonia verso il punto de ... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:29:00 +0100.

© SE Poligrafici(wc)|ANSA|862317e7a96034ad7fd794341c25159e. Roma 5 dicembre 2019 - Nel 2019 sono bruciati circa 12 milioni di ettari di foreste in Amazzonia, 27mila ettari nel Bacino del Congo, oltre 8 milioni nell'Artico, 328mila ettari tr
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4 efectos del cambio climático que ya se pueden ver en América LatinaThu, 05 Dec 2019 14:57:00 +0100.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (30), WMO (1), INFORM (2),