Overall Orange alert Drought for East Africa-2021
in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 15 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000250-ETH
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 499 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 802336 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 155 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Climate change and environment2022-06-29T17:52+0200.

3. Protecting children from the impact of climate change and environmental degradation. UNICEF supports initiatives to make schools, health centres, water and sanitation facilities – and other services critical to children’s well-being – re
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Ethiopian families struggle to survive amid record drought2022-06-28T20:35+0200.

UNHCR is supporting local authorities in the Somali Region of Ethiopia to provide urgent aid to thousands forced to leave in search of water during worst drought for 40 years. Ardo emerges from her shelter when she hears a truck delivering
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UNHCR drought response emergency appeal for the Horn of Africa2022-06-28T13:13+0200.

REGIONAL OVERVIEW. Following poor rainfall patterns in the Horn of Africa since 2019 along with changing climatic conditions, the region is facing a catastrophic drought, the worst experienced in 40 years. The drought is severely affecting
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Conflict, climatic shocks deteriorate overall humanitarian situation i ... 2022-06-27T17:55+0200.

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The cumulative impact of ongoing conflict and climatic shocks are deteriorating the overall humanitarian situation in Ethiopia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has warned.
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Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

21/Mar/2022 10:03 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),