Overall Green alert Drought for Congo Basin-2024
in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1016959
Name: Congo Basin-2024
Countries: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo
Start Date: End of Feb 2024
Duration: 95 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 368300 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 70 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Warming climate intensifies flash droughts worldwide2024-05-25T17:50+0200.

Sudden, severe dry spells known as flash droughts are rising in intensity around the world, with a notable exception in mountainous Central Asia, where flash drought extent is shrinking, according to new research. Heat and changes to precip
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Etiopia: Medici con l'Africa Cuamm, 'El Niño mette in ginocchio il Sud ... 2024-05-24T22:09+0200.

(Foto Medici con l'Africa Cuamm) “La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali mettono in ginocchio il secondo Paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia. Nelle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali r
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Etiopia: Medici con l’Africa Cuamm, “El Niño mette in ginocchio il Sud ... 2024-05-24T19:28+0200.

(Foto Medici con l'Africa Cuamm) “La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali mettono in ginocchio il secondo Paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia. Nelle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali r
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El Niño mette in ginocchio il sud dell’Etiopia tra le cliniche mobili ... 2024-05-24T15:25+0200.

La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali, mettono in ginocchio il secondo paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia. N elle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali recenti hanno colpito e costretto
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),