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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 15 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: 455 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 808666 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Latest media headlines

Articles: 712 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Australia: la pioggia ferma gli incendi, ma arrivano le inondazioniSat, 18 Jan 2020 12:58:00 +0100.

Non c’è pace per l’Australia martoriata dagli incendi: il maltempo ha dato una tregua ai roghi, ma ora incombe una nuova minaccia, ossia le inondazioni. Pioggia e temporali hanno infatti bagnato la maggior parte dell’ Australia orientale e
Flooding dampens joy of heavy rain in AustraliaSat, 18 Jan 2020 09:25:00 +0100.

Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas. Major bushfires continued to rage in regions of the south and southeast of the cou
Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over €22 million in humanitari ... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:14:00 +0100.

- Hoofdinhoud The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as
An astronaut in space photographed the giant smoke plume from Australi ... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:58:00 +0100.

Koch, who is living on the International Space Station, posted several photos of the smoke from Australia's fires, as seen from her vantage point 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth. About 70% of Australia's 3 million square miles of lan

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