Overall Orange alert Drought for Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1015281
Name: Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000153-COD
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 99 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1083378 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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