Overall Green alert Drought for Western Africa-2019
in The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 1 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013221
Name: Western Africa-2019
Countries: The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal
Start Date: End of Jun 2019
Duration: 60 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 219186 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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