Overall Orange alert Drought for Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
Glide number: DR-2021-000111-KEN
Countries: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 209 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 107754 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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KBC: Water harvesting solutions backed to shield communities from drou ... 2021-09-16T14:09+0200.

The government is being urged to intensify investment in water harvesting and storage solutions in order to end the cycle of water scarcity when drought strikes. On September 8, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the raging drought in
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The Star: Two million Kenyans affected by drought — state2021-09-06T21:17+0200.

The national government has said at least two million Kenyans from 10 counties have been affected by drought. Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa said the government with the help of other state and non-state actors are working to cushion the affe
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Climate change wake-up call2021-08-22T08:53+0200.

On August 9, scientists observing changes in the Earth’s climate observed changes that are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of years. Some of the changes already set in motion — such as continued sea-level rise — ar
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The Star: Climate change wake-up call2021-08-22T06:32+0200.

On August 9, scientists observing changes in the Earth’s climate observed changes that are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of years. Some of the changes already set in motion — such as continued sea-level rise — ar
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),