Overall Green alert Drought for South-Western Africa-2022
in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016100
Name: South-Western Africa-2022
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Start Date: Middle of Dec 2022
Duration: 179 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 620033 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Climate and mobility case study January 2023: Cunene Province, Angola: ... 2023-02-08T14:38+0100.

Key findings. • Long-term drought in the region has led to forced displacement. Cahama hosts a camp for people in need of food assistance. • The drought affects access to water, health, and livelihoods. • Migration from Cahama is relatively
La siccità lontana da noi2023-01-16T10:13+0100.

Abbiamo parlato delle gravi conseguenze della siccità in Italia. Ora, non certo per consolarci, ma per aumentare la nostra consapevolezza, esaminiamo la situazione in Africa. Il sud dell’Angola è flagellato dalla siccità: fiumi scomparsi, t

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (37), WMO (1), INFORM (2),