Overall Orange alert Drought for Northern Africa-2023
in Algeria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016686
Name: Northern Africa-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000260-DZA
Countries: Algeria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia
Start Date: End of Sep 2023
Duration: 164 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 555270 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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Water Crisis in Sicily as Climate and Mismanagement Lead to State of E ... 2024-03-02T16:05+0100.

Sicily has declared a state of emergency as the region experiences its worst drought in almost 20 years. In early February, President of Sicily Renato Schifani declared the drought a natural disaster and as of “Monday 4 March, water rationi
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La Sicilia è a secco, flagellata dalla siccità e dagli sprechi di acqu ... 2024-03-02T11:29+0100.

In Sicilia la siccità fa sempre più paura e siamo ancora lontani dall’estate. Non sono bastate le sporadiche piogge a risollevare la situazione drammatica, che sta avendo ripercussioni sul mondo agricolo, ma anche sui cittadini. Quello che
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In Sicilia è stato esteso il razionamento dell’acqua potabile2024-03-01T12:12+0100.

la Regione Siciliana ha attivato un piano di razionamento dell’acqua per 160 comuni su 391 dell’isola distribuiti nelle province di Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Palermo e Trapani. Massimo Burruano, il direttore operativo di Siciliacque, che ge
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In Sicilia è stato esteso il razionamento dell'acqua potabile2024-03-01T11:53+0100.

la Regione Siciliana ha attivato un piano di razionamento dell’acqua per 160 comuni su 391 dell’isola distribuiti nelle province di Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Palermo e Trapani. Massimo Burruano, il direttore operativo di Siciliacque, che ge
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23/Feb/2024 08:39 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),