Overall Orange alert Drought for East Africa-2021
in Ethiopia, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2021-000121-ETH
Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 341 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 110396 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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UK providing urgent climate crisis aid funding to East Africa2022-01-18T15:25+0100.

The UK announced on Monday that it was going to provide a new support package to four East African countries, to help them deal with both extreme drought and flooding conditions. The package, worth 17-million, was announced by British Minis
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UK gives Sh2.6bn towards drought mitigation in Horn of Africa2022-01-18T07:26+0100.

The UK government has funded drought mitigation measures to support at least one million residents in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan. UK Minister for Africa Vicky Ford announced a Sh2.6 billion support to countries in the Horn of
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New $ 10 Million UK Assistance to Address the Impact of Somalia Drough ... 2022-01-17T15:54+0100.

New $ 10 Million UK Assistance to Address the Impact of Somalia Drought. UK Minister of Africa Vicky Ford MP today (January 17, 2022) UK support for Somalia affected by extreme drought during a visit to Kenya as part of a trip to three c
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Climate Change in East Africa: "We Keep On Losing What We Have"2022-01-06T02:33+0100.

By: Susan Martinez. Across East Africa, swarms of desert locusts have invaded communities for the past few years. The insects devour everything in their path, and many families were unprepared for the damage to their crops. In southern Ethi
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),