Overall Orange alert Drought for Zambia, Congo, Angola, Mozambique-2021
in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1015281
Name: Zambia, Congo, Angola, Mozambique-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000178-AGO
Countries: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 209 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 180507 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

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UN adds Pakistan to list of drought-hit ...2022-05-16T12:19+0200.

NEW YORK The United Nations has placed Pakistan in the list of 23 countries facing drought related emergencies in last two years (2020-2022). The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has issued the 'Global Land Out
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Everybody’s problem is drought’: One in four children could live with ... 2022-05-11T15:02+0200.

risk has increased by 29 per cent in the past twenty years — and the climate crisis threatens to make water shortage issues even worse, warns a new United Nations report. Drought is a global problem, but sub-Saharan Africa , southern Asia,
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New Hazard Exposure Model for Africa2022-03-31T14:09+0200.

The rapid pace of urbanization could encroach on hazard-prone regions without adequate land management and building design regulations, a new modeling project shows. The 4 million residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are exposed to modera
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Deforestation in Africa2022-03-24T10:08+0100.

26% of land in Africa is classified as forest and the continent is home to nearly 43 billion trees, the majority of which are found in South Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) , nearly
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),