Overall Red alert Drought for Zimbabwe-2019
in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013327
Name: Zimbabwe-2019
Countries: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Mar 2019
Duration: 133 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 102368 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 89 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

New report on how climate change threatens food securityFri, 16 Aug 2019 10:54:00 +0200.

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the
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New report on how climate change threatens food...Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:08:00 +0200.

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the
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Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia - D ... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:16:00 +0200.

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 peopl
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Flooding and Landslides Kill Hundreds throughout South and Southeast A ... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:05:00 +0200.

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 peopl
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