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 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
Glide number: CE-2021-000162-SOM
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 241 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83222 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Climate change presents yet another stumbling block to achieving development outcomes as floods, droughts, cyclones, and other natural hazards continue to ravage Africa, reversing the gains made over decades. For Africa that is already reel
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The spill is a reminder that our dependence on fossil fuels can cause damage even beyond the impacts of climate change, which has bolstered devastating droughts and fire seasons in California. Oil infrastructure can — and does — malfunction
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Children born in 2020 will experience 6.8 times more heatwaves than th ... 2021-09-28T20:57+0200.

Children born in 2020 will experience more heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires across their lifetimes due to climate change, according to a These children will face on average twice as many wildfires; 2.8 times the exposure to crop fa
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),