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 5 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: 175 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.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 126 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

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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Repatriated Angolan Children Face Precarious Conditions2024-06-11T21:04+0200.

Senior Researcher, Africa Division. Namibian authorities are repatriating Angolans, including dozens of childrenmany unaccompaniedwho were found begging or selling wooden artifacts in Namibia’s cities and towns. Many of the children are fro
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Repatriated Angolan Children Face Precarious Conditions2024-06-11T09:08+0200.

Namibian authorities are repatriating Angolans, including dozens of children—many unaccompanied—who were found begging or selling wooden artifacts in Namibia’s cities and towns. Many of the children are from Angola’s southern Cunene, Huila,
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Angola: Repatriated Angolan Children Face Precarious Conditions2024-06-11T06:53+0200.

Returnees from Namibia Need Adequate Services. Namibian authorities are repatriating Angolans, including dozens of children--many unaccompanied--who were found begging or selling wooden artifacts in Namibia's cities and towns. Many of the c
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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),