Overall Red alert Drought for Eastern Africa-2019
in Burundi, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013021
Name: Eastern Africa-2019
Countries: Burundi, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2019
Duration: 91 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 1069933 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 78 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Meeting calls to mitigate disaster risks in school, communityWed, 22 May 2019 12:29:00 +0200.

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – A meeting was held on May 22 at Nguyen Binh Khiem high school in Phuoc Nam commune, the south central province of Ninh Thuan, calling for efforts to mitigate disaster risks in schools and community. Nguyen Binh Khiem scho
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Meteo Estate 2019, le Previsioni stagionali di AccuWeather: ondate di ... Tue, 21 May 2019 17:03:00 +0200.

Manca esattamente un mese all’inizio dell’ estate , eppure in Italia sembriamo lontanissimi dalla bella stagione visto l’andamento del mese di maggio. Dopo un maggio caratterizzato prevalentemente da freddo e maltempo da nord a sud sulla no
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We all smell the smoke, we all feel the heat. This environmental catas ... Fri, 17 May 2019 23:25:00 +0200.

Bushfires rage out of control in Victoria in 2009. Photograph: A Coppel/Newspix / Rex Features. There were two thousand firefighters risking their lives in fighting this “catastrophe” that had so far burnt 100,000 hectares of land. Homes we
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Tanzanie: au moins cinq morts et 2570 sans-abri après des inondationsFri, 17 May 2019 11:31:00 +0200.

Au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées depuis le début de la semaine et quelque 2570 sont aujourd'hui sans abri dans un district du sud de la Tanzanie, après des pluies torrentielles, a appris l'AFP vendredi de source administrative. » LIRE
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), INFORM (2),