Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

Serious risk of humanitarian impacts for the exposed population.

Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 214 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 1 24 Nov 2018 16:47 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
2 1 28 Nov 2018 15:27 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
3 1 06 Dec 2018 16:07 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 205111 km2 GDO
4 1.5 30 Dec 2018 14:05 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1159740 km2 GDO
5 1.5 04 Jan 2019 00:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
6 1.5 12 Jan 2019 09:37 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1049542 km2 GDO
7 2 20 Jan 2019 13:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1524659 km2 GDO
8 2 26 Jan 2019 17:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1641623 km2 GDO
9 2 08 Feb 2019 01:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
10 2 08 Feb 2019 11:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
11 2 09 Feb 2019 15:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1120969 km2 GDO
12 2 10 Feb 2019 10:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
13 2 16 Feb 2019 15:47 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1434279 km2 GDO
14 2 08 Mar 2019 16:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1886703 km2 GDO
15 2.25 15 Mar 2019 17:17 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1388451 km2 GDO
16 2.25 17 Mar 2019 14:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1799052 km2 GDO
17 2.25 31 Mar 2019 12:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1950119 km2 GDO
18 2.25 05 Apr 2019 09:27 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1655436 km2 GDO
19 2.25 12 Apr 2019 14:07 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2084865 km2 GDO
20 2.25 26 Apr 2019 15:37 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 2202297 km2 GDO
21 2.25 08 May 2019 13:57 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1070335 km2 GDO
22 2.25 22 May 2019 19:37 Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1126446 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Angola
Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lesotho
Madagascar
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- High Lesotho Lesotho
- Medium Swaziland Swaziland
- Medium Cuando Cubango Angola
- Medium Cunene Angola
- Medium Huila Angola
- Medium Central Botswana
- Medium Ghanzi Botswana
- High Kgalagadi Botswana
- Medium Kgatleng Botswana
- Medium Kweneng Botswana
- High Southern Botswana
- Medium Gaza Mozambique
- Low Inhambane Mozambique
- Medium Manica Mozambique
- Medium Erongo Namibia
- Medium Hardap Namibia
- Medium Kavango Namibia
- Medium Kunene Namibia
- Medium Ohangwena Namibia
- Medium Omaheke Namibia
- Medium Omusati Namibia
- Medium Oshana Namibia
- Medium Oshikoto Namibia
- Medium Otjozondjupa Namibia
- High Free State South Africa
- Medium Gauteng South Africa
- High Western Cape South Africa
- Medium Manicaland Zimbabwe
- Medium Masvingo Zimbabwe
- Medium Matabeleland South Zimbabwe
- Medium Midlands Zimbabwe
- Medium Maputo Mozambique
- Medium Mashonaland East Zimbabwe
- High Eastern Cape South Africa
- High KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
- Medium Limpopo South Africa
- Medium Mpumalanga South Africa
- High North West South Africa
- High Northern Cape South Africa
- Medium Moxico Angola
- Medium Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Medium Central Zambia
- Medium Copperbelt Zambia
- Medium Luapula Zambia
- Medium Lusaka Zambia
- High North-Western Zambia
- Medium Northern Zambia
- High Southern Zambia
- Medium Western Zambia
- Low Harare Zimbabwe
- Low Mashonaland Central Zimbabwe
- Medium Mashonaland West Zimbabwe
- Medium Matabeleland North Zimbabwe
- High Atsimo Andrefana Madagascar
- Medium Boeny Madagascar
- Medium Bongolava Madagascar
- Medium Melaky Madagascar
- High Menabe Madagascar

More information

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