Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013021
Name: Eastern Africa-2019
Countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 127 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 381393 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 117 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Water management needs to be a priorityThu, 27 Jun 2019 13:26:00 +0200.

Replenishment. While there has been rainfall this spring, it has not been enough to replenish water supplies and soils. The past winter saw below average rainfall for almost the entire country (compared to a 1981-2010 average), giving soils
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FEATURE-Deadly clashes over cattle continue in Nigeria despite grazing ... Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:09:00 +0200.

By Kelechukwu Iruoma. MAKURDI, Nigeria, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the ambulances drove into the square in Makurdi city carrying more than 70 coffins, the air filled with the sound of weeping as hundreds of people waited fo
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Deadly clashes over cattle continue in Nigeria despite grazing ban Kel ... Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:49:00 +0200.

Climate-driven drought and agricultural expansion are increasing fights over grazing land - but restrictions may not be helping, experts say. By Kelechukwu Iruoma. MAKURDI, Nigeria, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the ambulances
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a3 06232019-news-droughtSun, 23 Jun 2019 06:46:00 +0200.

“No,” she said. “What’s ‘rain’?” I slapped my forehead. Of course! It really has been that long since the South Island saw precipitation. For young people rain is just a fading memory, or perhaps the stuff of dubious legend like unicorns, p
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),