Overall Green alert Drought for D.R. Congo-2021
in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014756
Name: D.R. Congo-2021
Countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda
Start Date: Middle of Jan 2021
Duration: 202 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 49206 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: 174 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

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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Meteo: la seconda ondata di calore dell’estate avrà l’apice fra oggi e ... Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:45:00 +0200.

Le previsioni meteo sul Mediterraneo centrale e sull’Italia ci dicono che è in espansione il promontorio di matrice nord-africana che sta causando una nuova impennata delle temperature, destinate a superare i 35 gradi in molte zone fino a s
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INCENDI: SUD IN FIAMME CON ESTATE ROVENTE SENZA PIOGGIAWed, 07 Jul 2021 08:53:00 +0200.

Con il caldo anomalo e la mancanza di pioggia è scattata l’emergenza incendi al Sud con il divampare di roghi, dalla Sicilia alla Sardegna dalla Puglia all’Abruzzo con decine di ettari di macchia mediterranea, boschi e ulivi andati a fuoco.
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Cumulative growth and stress responses to the 2018-2019 drought in a E ... Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:57:00 +0200.

Abstract. Droughts increasingly threaten the worlds forests and their potential to mitigate climate change. In 2018-2019, Central European forests were hit by two consecutive hotter drought years, an unprecedented phenomenon that is likely
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), INFORM (2),