Overall Red alert Drought for Zambezi Basin-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 16 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Zambezi Basin-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 488 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 666600 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 746 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Govt expands food aid to mitigate droughtWed, 19 Feb 2020 11:18:00 +0100.

ALTHOUGH most northern regions received high rainfall over the past few months, many residents continue to face severe food shortages and hunger. According to the recently released integrated food security report, more than 430 000 Namibian
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Locust swarms plague East Africa as wildfires burn AustraliaFri, 07 Feb 2020 07:59:00 +0100.

Having battled weather extremes of drought and floods last year, Kenyan farmer Mohamud Maalim hoped 2020 would bring a more favorable climate for growing crops. But last week, a plague of locusts descended on his farm and destroyed most of
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Locust swarms plague East Africa as wildfires burn AustraliaFri, 07 Feb 2020 02:02:00 +0100.

Strengthened by climate change, the Indian Ocean Dipole has made Australia drier while countries such as Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia become wetter and more hospitable to desert locusts. But last week, a plague of locusts descended on his f
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World: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy ... Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:38:00 +0100.

International Conference Centre, Geneva, 4 February 2020. As delivered. Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to open the 2020 United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meetin
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (31), WMO (1), INFORM (2),