Overall Orange alert Drought for Southwestern Africa-2023
in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016682
Name: Southwestern Africa-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000269-NAM
Countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Aug 2023
Duration: 297 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 98638 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 161 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Botswana: Drought DREF operation n° MDRBW0052024-06-13T00:53+0200.

Description of the Event. Date when the trigger was met. 30-05-2024. What happened, where and when? On May 24, 2024, the Rural Development Secretariat under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development issued a report urging suppo
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FAO pledges US$10 million for SADC to support 13 million people affect ... 2024-06-12T17:01+0200.

According to the SADC El Nino Appeal, an estimated 60 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure. Across the southern half of the region, many areas experienced significant crop water deficits resulting in reduced crop production w
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Botswana: Drought DREF operation n° MDRBW0052024-06-12T15:25+0200.

Description of the Event. Date when the trigger was met. 30-05-2024. What happened, where and when? On May 24, 2024, the Rural Development Secretariat under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development issued a report urging suppo
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SADC nations urged to speed up efforts to protect environment2024-06-07T06:41+0200.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) members have an obligation to accelerate policies aimed at protecting the environment, an SADC official said Thursday. Boemo Sekgoma, secretary general of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, told
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Analytical report

19/Apr/2024 09:40 UTC

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