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

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: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 238 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 381379 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floodsSat, 15 Jun 2019 14:22:00 +0200.

Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfal
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Africa faces dual threat of drought and floods from global heatingSat, 15 Jun 2019 12:51:00 +0200.

Flooding in the Tana river area of Kenya in 2018, when 60,000 people were forced to move home/ overflowed at Onkolde Village, in coastal Tana Delta region of Kenya. About 64 000 people have displaced from the flooded area, according to Keny
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Previsioni meteo. Da giovedì punte fino a 40 gradi al Sud.Tempo instab ... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:29:00 +0200.

Il clima nel nord-Italia sarà caratterizzato nelle giornate di oggi e domani soprattutto, da una certa instabilità, con la formazioni di isolati temporali sulle Alpi ma anche a valle nelle zone del Nord-Ovest e del Veneto. Più sereno il tem
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Francisco MadeiraTue, 11 Jun 2019 17:05:00 +0200.

On May 20, aid agencies launched a drought response plan seeking 710 million dollars to urgently help 4.5 million people. Somalia’s overall Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, requiring 1.08 billion dollars, is only 22 percent funded. The
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),