Overall Red alert Drought for East Africa-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 17 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: East Africa-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000289-COD
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 542 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 453616 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 183 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Children in North East Uganda take younger siblings to school for food ... 2022-08-16T18:48+0200.

KAMPALA, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 16, 2022/APO Group/ -- Parents in north-eastern Uganda are sending toddlers of pre-school age to school with their siblings to share their free school meal as increasing numbers of families have
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66 dead as floods destroy thousands of homes in Sudan2022-08-16T17:13+0200.

triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan , an official said Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the Earlier this week, authorities had said that at least 50 people were killed since the rains
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66 dead as floods destroy thousands of homes in Sudan2022-08-16T16:40+0200.

triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan , an official said Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the Earlier this week, authorities had said that at least 50 people were killed since the rains
...(more)
Droughts are getting worse around the world, here’s why and what needs ... 2022-08-15T08:22+0200.

Climate change is contributing to more droughts and water shortages on continents around the world. Northern Italy is facing its worst drought in 70 years, and more than 43% of US states are currently experiencing droughts. A new UN report
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Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

23/Mar/2022 07:36 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

21/Mar/2022 10:03 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),