Overall Green alert Drought for East Africa-2022
in Ethiopia, Kenya

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 14 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2022
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 449 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 36795 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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UN adds Pakistan to list of drought-hit ...2022-05-16T12:19+0200.

NEW YORK The United Nations has placed Pakistan in the list of 23 countries facing drought related emergencies in last two years (2020-2022). The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has issued the 'Global Land Out
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Environmental developments worldwide in January 20222022-05-13T20:36+0200.

ANKARA A number of reports on climate change and its growing impact were released in January, while positive steps and pledges toward the protection of the environment were also witnessed. Following is a list of environmental developments,
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Everybody’s problem is drought’: One in four children could live with ... 2022-05-11T15:02+0200.

risk has increased by 29 per cent in the past twenty years — and the climate crisis threatens to make water shortage issues even worse, warns a new United Nations report. Drought is a global problem, but sub-Saharan Africa , southern Asia,
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Worst drought in decades devastates Ethiopia's nomads2022-05-11T12:39+0200.

The worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in decades is pushing 20 million people towards starvation, according to the UN, destroying an age-old way of life and leaving many children suffering from severe malnutrition as it rips families
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Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

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Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

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21/Mar/2022 10:03 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),