Overall Orange alert Drought for Namibia-2023
in Namibia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016682
Name: Namibia-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000269-NAM
Countries: Namibia
Start Date: End of Aug 2023
Duration: 279 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 55774 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Namibia faces worst drought in 100 years2024-05-21T11:24+0200.

Namibia is grappling with the worst drought it has faced in 100 years, threatening the country’s water security, health and economic prosperity. This is according to agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein at the World
Sadc PF meets over food security2024-05-20T02:14+0200.

The SADC PF Standing Committee on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) opened its meeting here yesterday, in preparation for the 55th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC PF that will take place in Angola from July 1 to 7. The mee
Sadc launches humanitarian appeal2024-05-18T11:32+0200.

In Southern Africa, El Niño weather patterns are associated with low rainfall and drought. The current drought has affected crops and livestock leading to the disruption of lives and livelihoods for an estimated 58 million people in the reg
Sadc launches humanitarian appeal2024-05-18T00:32+0200.

HEADS of State and Government of member states of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) will meet on Monday next week to discuss the humanitarian situation in the region caused by the current El Niño-induced drought. In Southern

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19/Apr/2024 09:40 UTC

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