Overall Red alert Drought for Madagascar-2020
in Madagascar

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014495
Name: Madagascar-2020
Glide number: DR-2020-000231-MDG
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 197 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 260610 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 12 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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Extreme drought and fire risk may double by 2060Thu, 28 Jan 2021 03:53:00 +0100.

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Il Mozambico centrale nuovamente devastato da un ciclone: questa volta ... Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:06:00 +0100.

Vaste aree del Mozambico centrale sono inondate dopo che il ciclone Eloise ha preso terra vicino alla città portuale di Beira, con venti fino a 160 km sll’ora. Secondo l'Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia de Moçambique, si Beira in 24 ore s
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Editorial Comment: Let’s manage impact of rains on infrastructureWed, 20 Jan 2021 15:13:00 +0100.

Much of Zimbabwe is enjoying normal to above normal rains so far this season with farmers, for once, happy as they see their crops grow, pastures flourish, cattle grazing well and water sources filling. And basically they want this to conti
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),