Overall Orange alert Drought for Kenya - Somalia-2021
in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: Kenya - Somalia-2021
Countries: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 161 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 179170 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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Extreme Weather In 19712021-08-01T03:03+0200.

Montreal’s “Storm of the Century” – March 1971. With COP26 looming large and the public beginning to be aware of the crippling cost of Net Zero, the media are desperately stoking alarm over every bad weather event that comes along. They hav
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Deedha: How Pastoralists Communities Are Effectively Managing Drought ... 2021-07-30T18:09+0200.

The first known drought in Northern Kenya was about 120 years ago (Wajir 1901, Mandera and Garissa 1902, Tana River 1905, and Isiolo 1927). Since then, 30 major droughts have been recorded in Northern Kenya. While a slow-onset disaster, dro
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Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences it happe ... 2021-07-28T08:22+0200.

- The Conversation) In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan . He
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La guerra dell’acqua2021-07-22T07:37+0200.

Pur non condividendo l’opzione militare, Mohamed Nasreddin Allam, ministro dell’Irrigazione egiziano tra il 2009 e il 2011, spiega che per la sopravvivenza del suo Paese non rimangono molte altre strade: “Con il riempimento ordinato dal pre
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),