Overall Red alert Drought for East Africa-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2021-000151-COD
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 338 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 98032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),