Overall Orange alert Drought for Northern Africa-2023
in Algeria, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: Northern Africa-2023
Countries: Algeria, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia
Start Date: End of Sep 2023
Duration: 298 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 417688 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 0.5 20 Oct 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 260568 km2 GDO
2 0.75 30 Oct 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 285486 km2 GDO
3 0.75 10 Nov 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 358143 km2 GDO
4 0.75 20 Nov 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 368330 km2 GDO
5 0.75 30 Nov 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 315298 km2 GDO
6 0.75 10 Dec 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 396207 km2 GDO
7 0.75 20 Dec 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 465498 km2 GDO
8 1 30 Dec 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 323232 km2 GDO
9 1.25 10 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 522887 km2 GDO
10 1.25 20 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 575664 km2 GDO
11 1.25 30 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 526984 km2 GDO
12 1.5 10 Feb 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 555270 km2 GDO
13 1.5 20 Feb 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 555270 km2 GDO
14 1.5 01 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 321057 km2 GDO
15 1.5 10 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 352091 km2 GDO
16 1.5 20 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 352091 km2 GDO
17 1.5 30 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 196784 km2 GDO
18 1.5 10 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 217851 km2 GDO
19 1.5 20 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 266203 km2 GDO
20 1.5 30 Apr 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 165712 km2 GDO
21 1.5 10 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 336180 km2 GDO
22 1.5 20 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 336180 km2 GDO
23 1.5 30 May 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 315232 km2 GDO
24 1.5 10 Jun 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 417688 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Algeria
Morocco
Spain
Tunisia


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Low Adrar Algeria
- High Ain-Temouchent Algeria
- Medium Bechar Algeria
- Medium El Bayadh Algeria
- High Mascara Algeria
- High Mostaganem Algeria
- Medium Naama Algeria
- High Oran Algeria
- High Saida Algeria
- High Sidi Bel Abbes Algeria
- High Tlemcen Algeria
- Medium Meknès - Tafilalet Morocco
- High Oriental Morocco
- High Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla Spain
- Medium Chaouia - Ouardigha Morocco
- Medium Doukkala - Abda Morocco
- High Fès - Boulemane Morocco
- Low Guelmim - Es-Semara Morocco
- Medium Marrakech - Tensift - Al Haouz Morocco
- Medium Souss - Massa - Draâ Morocco
- Medium Tadla - Azilal Morocco
- Medium Taza - Al Hoceima - Taounate Morocco
- Low Tunisia Tunisia
- Low Ain-Defla Algeria
- Low Batna Algeria
- Low Biskra Algeria
- Low Bordj Bou Arrer Algeria
- Low Bouira Algeria
- Low Chlef Algeria
- Low Djelfa Algeria
- Low Khenchela Algeria
- Low Laghouat Algeria
- Low Medea Algeria
- Low Mila Algeria
- Low M'Sila Algeria
- Low Oum El Bouaghi Algeria
- Low Relizane Algeria
- Low Setif Algeria
- Low Souk-Ahras Algeria
- Low Tebessa Algeria
- Low Tiaret Algeria
- Low Tipaza Algeria
- Low Tissemsilt Algeria

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