Overall Orange alert Drought for Malawi - North Mozambique-2020
in Malawi, Mozambique

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013981
Name: Malawi - North Mozambique-2020
Countries: Malawi, Mozambique
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 224 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 115759 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa: UNMon, 26 Oct 2020 16:33:00 +0100.

Droughts, floods and hotter temperatures are harming cereal crop yields, which could fuel hunger and push back economic growth. By Maggie Fick. NAIROBI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Floods, droughts, hotter weather and a desert locust invasion - the
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Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa: UNMon, 26 Oct 2020 16:30:00 +0100.

Droughts, floods and hotter temperatures are harming cereal crop yields, which could fuel hunger and push back economic growth
Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa, UN says Reu ... Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:50:00 +0100.

By Maggie Fick © Reuters/TIKSA NEGERI FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia struggles to suppress desert locust infestation. NAIROBI (Reuters) - Floods, droughts, hotter weather and a desert locust invasion — the impacts of climate change are hitting Africa
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