Overall Orange alert Drought for Southwestern Africa-2023
in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1016682
Name: Southwestern Africa-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000269-NAM
Countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Aug 2023
Duration: 329 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 143990 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Forest fire in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa - EC/ECHO daily mapFri, 14 Jun 2024 15:42

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Articles: 171 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Double tragedy: Farmers affected by illegal mining, climate change2024-07-14T00:09+0200.

Vuyisile Moyo. Smallholder farmers in rural Gwanda, a region in Zimbabwe that borders South Africa, have been affected by a double shock — a combination of heat, droughts and floods caused by climate change; and water contamination and dama
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Report: El-Nino-induced drought reduced Botswana's GDP by 38%2024-07-08T05:28+0200.

El-Nino-induced drought during the 2023/2024 cropping season has reduced Botswana's gross domestic product (GDP) by 38 percent, said a local climate change advocacy organization in its recent report. Crop yields dropped from 206,572 metric
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El-Nino-induced drought reduces Botswana's GDP by 38 pct: report2024-07-07T16:13+0200.

GABORONE, July 7 (Xinhua) -- El-Nino-induced drought during the 2023/2024 cropping season has reduced Botswana's gross domestic product (GDP) by 38 percent, said a local climate change advocacy organization in its recent report. Crop yields
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El-Nino-induced drought reduces Botswana's GDP by 38 pct: report2024-07-07T16:09+0200.

GABORONE, July 7 (Xinhua) -- El-Nino-induced drought during the 2023/2024 cropping season has reduced Botswana's gross domestic product (GDP) by 38 percent, said a local climate change advocacy organization in its recent report. Crop yields
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19/Apr/2024 09:40 UTC

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