Overall Orange alert Drought for South Africa, Lesotho-2024
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1016891
Name: South Africa, Lesotho-2024
Glide number: DR-2024-000018-ZMB
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 157 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 95300 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Forest fire in Lesotho, South Africa - EC/ECHO daily mapFri, 26 Apr 2024 18:26

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Severe Flash Droughts Intensify Globally Due to Warming Climate2024-05-22T18:39+0200.

The latest report warns of the potential impacts of an increasingly warming climate, which could intensify flash droughts globally and harm communities and food security. Read here. Researchers raised concerns about the effects of a warming
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L'agenzia alimentare delle Nazioni Unite cerca 400 milioni di dollari ... 2024-05-22T15:18+0200.

Il Programma Alimentare Mondiale delle Nazioni Unite (PAM) ha bisogno di 400 milioni di dollari per sfamare milioni di persone nell'Africa meridionale, a seguito di una siccità che ha fatto sprofondare parti della regione nella fame, ha dic
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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
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19/Apr/2024 09:40 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),