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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016891
Name: South Africa-2024
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Dec 2023
Duration: 120 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 159911 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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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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The Vital Role of Water in Climate Change2024-04-08T04:06+0200.

Source: Climate Advocacy for Lesotho. In the heart of Southern Africa lies a kingdom that is not only known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage but also for its abundant water resources. Lesotho, often referred to as the
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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 05 - 11, 20242024-04-04T22:55+0200.

Attachments Droughts persist in southern Africa while flooding continues in most parts of eastern Africa. Africa Weather Hazards The flooding situation in the Sudd wetlands in South Sudan has worsened. Due to a delayed start to the rainy se
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Droughts increase HIV risk for rural women2024-04-04T16:21+0200.

Climate change-driven droughts are causing a rise in the risk of HIV infection among rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa by driving them into sex work, according to a five-country study, SciDev.Net reported in March 2024. Researchers from the
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19/Apr/2024 09:40 UTC

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