Overall Orange alert Drought for Zambezi Basin-2024
in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, 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, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 207 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1102518 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: 129 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Zambia, l’inflazione sale ancora: prezzi al consumo a giugno a +15,2%. ... 2024-06-27T12:29+0200.

L’inflazione nello Zambia tocca il livello più alto degli ultimi 29 mesi, mentre la nazione dell’Africa meridionale continua a combattere gli effetti di una siccità indotta da El Niño, la peggiore in quasi sessant’anni. Il periodo di siccit
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India and Kenya forge alliance to expand Africa’s space capabilities i ... 2024-06-27T07:53+0200.

India has expressed interest in exploring areas of partnership and seeking avenues of collaboration with Kenya in developing and expanding Africa’s space capabilities for predicting and monitoring extreme weather events. Speaking at the Ken
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Afirman que Angola prioriza programa de lucha contra sequía2024-06-17T13:20+0200.

La funcionaria aseguró que el Ejecutivo, a través del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, desarrolla diversas líneas de trabajo para combatir este fenómeno, además de que otras carteras aportan a este propósito. Al respecto, la vicepresidenta del
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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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Analytical report

19/Apr/2024 09:39 UTC

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