Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 329 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127318 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Eight months’ drought hits over 782,000 in North and EastFri, 13 Sep 2019 22:31:00 +0200.

Even as the Meteorological Department warned yesterday of more heavy rain and possible floods in southern parts of the island, the Disaster Management Centre drew attention to the continuing months-long drought prevailing in much of the Nor
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'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farmsThu, 12 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200.

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barr
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'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farmsThu, 12 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200.

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barr
...(more)
330 million people in India were affected by drought in 2015-16: UN re ... Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:19:00 +0200.

Experts released scientific inputs into how drought can be managed through better preparedness and tracking drought vulnerability of communities at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertific
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),