Overall Orange alert Drought for Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 220 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 156971 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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How climate change is making the world ‘too strange’2021-09-27T05:38+0200.

Nowadays, Mzee Okumu Jarongo does not see grass full of dew at his home in Homa Bay. Rainfall patterns have become unpredictable compared to yesteryears. The 95-year-old man, who lives in Kanyamwa Kochieng village, Ndhiwa constituency, says
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The Star: How climate change is making the world ‘too strange’2021-09-27T04:23+0200.

Nowadays, Mzee Okumu Jarongo does not see grass full of dew at his home in Homa Bay. Rainfall patterns have become unpredictable compared to yesteryears. The 95-year-old man, who lives in Kanyamwa Kochieng village, Ndhiwa constituency, says
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),