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: 114 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1473935 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 84 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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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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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L’Africa meridionale è in ginocchio per siccità: Malawi, Zambia e Zimb ... 2024-04-03T10:35+0200.

Il Malawi è sull’orlo della carestia a causa di El Niño che sta dimezzando i raccolti e seminando morte e distruzione per via della siccità che sta colpendo l’Africa meridionale La dichiarazione dello stato di calamità per la siccità da pa
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),