Overall Green alert Drought for Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso-2021
in Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014509
Name: Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso-2021
Countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Start Date: End of Sep 2020
Duration: 314 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 668460 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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Latest media headlines

Articles: 18 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

New floods and drought maps to help tackle floods in GhanaMon, 05 Jul 2021 19:46:00 +0200.

A two-day national capacity building workshop on the development of flood and drought risk maps in the Volta Basin has begun in Accra today, July 5, 2021. The flood and drought maps, when developed, will help the country to tackle the menac
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África: La Gran Muralla Verde generaría hasta 10 millones de empleosSat, 26 Jun 2021 04:19:00 +0200.

Un plan colosal para detener el avance del desierto con la plantación de millones de árboles, que implica a once países africanos, Burkina Faso, Yibuti, Eritrea, Etiopía, Malí, Mauritania, Níger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudán y Chad. Por culpa d
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Diez buenas noticias sobre desertificaciónFri, 18 Jun 2021 21:42:00 +0200.

Este es un artículo de opinión de Víctor Resco de Dios, profesor de Incendios y Cambio Global en la universidad de Lleida, en España. LLEIDA, España – Las zonas áridas ocupan un tercio de la superficie terrestre y la desertización crece a 1
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Diez buenas noticias sobre desertificaciónThu, 17 Jun 2021 22:20:00 +0200.

LLEIDA, España – Las zonas áridas ocupan un tercio de la superficie terrestre y la desertización crece a 1 % anualmente . Este aumento pone en peligro el modo de vida de los quinientos millones de personas que viven a las puertas del desier
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),