Overall Orange alert Drought for Zambezi Basin-2024
in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016878
Name: Zambezi Basin-2024
Glide number: DR-2024-000018-ZMB
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 160 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1700725 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 116 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

El Niño mette in ginocchio l’Etiopia: Medici con l'Africa Cuamm attiva ... 2024-05-27T19:26+0200.

PADOVA\ aise\ - La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali, mettono in ginocchio il secondo paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia . Nelle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali recenti hanno col
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Warming climate intensifies flash droughts worldwide2024-05-25T17:50+0200.

Sudden, severe dry spells known as flash droughts are rising in intensity around the world, with a notable exception in mountainous Central Asia, where flash drought extent is shrinking, according to new research. Heat and changes to precip
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Etiopia: Medici con l'Africa Cuamm, 'El Niño mette in ginocchio il Sud ... 2024-05-24T22:09+0200.

(Foto Medici con l'Africa Cuamm) “La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali mettono in ginocchio il secondo Paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia. Nelle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali r
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Etiopia: Medici con l’Africa Cuamm, “El Niño mette in ginocchio il Sud ... 2024-05-24T19:28+0200.

(Foto Medici con l'Africa Cuamm) “La secca più lunga degli ultimi quarant’anni, poi le piogge torrenziali mettono in ginocchio il secondo Paese più popoloso del continente africano, l’Etiopia. Nelle regioni meridionali, eventi alluvionali r
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Analytical report

19/Apr/2024 09:39 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),