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 3 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: 120 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1401510 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 86 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Drought worsens crisis in Southern Africa2024-04-19T11:40+0200.

From October 2023 to March 2024, rising temperatures and a severe lack of precipitation have intensified and expanded progressively across Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, as well as most of Zambezi basin and southern Madagascar. Recor
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Africa australe: l’aumento di colera è favorito dalla crisi climatica2024-04-17T07:07+0200.

, infatti, ben tredici Paesi dell’area regione stanno lottando contro una delle peggiori epidemie di colera che abbiano colpito la regione negli ultimi anni, e dal 2022 si calcola che circa 200.000 persone siano state infettate in Africa me
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Southern Africa drought: Impacts on maize production2024-04-10T20:04+0200.

Parts of Southern Africa have been experiencing a severe drought since late 2023, fueled in large part by the ongoing El Niño Southern Oscillation. Falling harvests have led to disaster declarations in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and affec
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Africa Subsahariana: la salute materna e neonatale è un’emergenza2024-04-10T00:23+0200.

, che attraverso il programma “Prima le mamme e i bambini. 1.000 di questi giorni” , è impegnato a realizzare, su base distrettuale e regionale, un intervento di salute riproduttiva , in particolare garantendo l’accesso all’assistenza quali
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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),