Overall Red alert Drought for Zambezi Basin-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 16 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Zambezi Basin-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 521 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 150282 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 757 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Afforestation ChallengeMon, 06 Apr 2020 12:54:00 +0200.

Bulawayo "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farme
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piaga continentaleFri, 27 Mar 2020 05:01:00 +0100.

Proprio quando la prima ondata si stava esaurendo, un secondo ciclone ha spazzato la costa meridionale della penisola arabica, innescando una nuova stagione di riproduzione: invece di aumentare di 400 volte, come di consueto, nel giro di un
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L'Africa sotto l'incubo delle locuste: a rischio 25 milioni di personeThu, 26 Mar 2020 14:26:00 +0100.

Proprio quando la prima ondata si stava esaurendo, un secondo ciclone ha spazzato la costa meridionale della penisola arabica, innescando una nuova stagione di riproduzione: invece di aumentare di 400 volte, come di consueto, nel giro di un
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Naciones Unidas: «El cambio climático es más mortal que el coronavirus ... Sun, 15 Mar 2020 13:57:00 +0100.

La epidemia mortal de dengue que azota a Colombia, Brasil, México y Nicaragua; la pérdida de hasta el 70% de cultivos en el Corredor Seco de Centroamérica; las inundaciones en Argentina, Uruguay; los incendios en Brasil, Bolivia y Venezuela
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),