Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Kenya

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
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 146 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 49202 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 132 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Horn of Africa drought threatens re-run of famines pastFri, 26 Jul 2019 07:59:00 +0200.

The British charity HYPERLINK " http://www.oxfam.org/en" Oxfam said Thursday that more than 15 million people across drought-stricken parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia now needed handouts and warned of a hefty death toll unless donors st
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World: Drought, Disease and War Hit Global Agriculture, Says U.N.Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:53:00 +0200.

by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that shortages of grain and other foodstuffs have left people in 41 countries — 31 of them in Africa — in need of handouts. “Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the
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Climate coalition countries vitalMon, 08 Jul 2019 06:40:00 +0200.

guest column Peter Makwanya. ALTHOUGH each country has context-specific climate challenges, it is important to approach the challenges in their localities, first and foremost, but it is also significant to approach these climate challenges
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Grandine, Coldiretti Biella Vercelli: “Gravi danni, agricoltori sotto ... Sun, 07 Jul 2019 16:02:00 +0200.

Nella notte di sabato un violento temporale, conseguenza delle alte temperature di questi giorni, ha colpito il vercellese. Ad essere maggiormente colpita è stata una fascia a Sud e Sud Ovest di Vercelli , dove chicchi di grandine del diame
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),