Overall Green alert Drought for South Africa, Lesotho-2024
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016891
Name: South Africa, Lesotho-2024
Glide number: DR-2024-000018-ZMB
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 175 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 95300 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Forest fire in Lesotho, South Africa - EC/ECHO daily mapFri, 26 Apr 2024 18:26

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Articles: 463 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 1

EU pledges LSL 4,030,000 humanitarian funding to support Lesotho2024-06-13T08:43+0200.

By: Thoboloko Ntšonyane. MASERU – Lesotho, ranked 121 out of 125 nations in the 2023 Global Hunger Index, faces an alarming crisis with about 70% of its population dependent on agriculture according to available data. The impact of El Niño-
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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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HIV risk rises as climate disasters push African women to sell sex2024-06-06T08:15+0200.

In Nairobi's informal settlement of Kawangware, Kenyan vegetable seller Beverly confronts a grim reality — her one-room corrugated iron home and everything she owned has been destroyed in the worst floods in years. Since March, torrential r
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Climate Change Intensifies Women's HIV Risk in Africa2024-06-06T02:03+0200.

* Climate crises hit African women's livelihoods. * More women, girls forced into transactional sex. * HIV infection risk higher in young women and girls. By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Nairobi's informal s
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19/Apr/2024 09:40 UTC

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