Overall Orange alert Drought for South America-2023
in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 18 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1016449
Name: South America-2023
Glide number: DR-2023-000204-BRA
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela
Start Date: End of Sep 2022
Duration: 574 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2109668 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Forest fire in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname - EC/ECHO daily mapFri, 16 Feb 2024 15:42

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Articles: 691 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

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África camina trágicamente hacia el pasado. Datos del continente muestran hasta qué punto se están esfumando los avances que se habían logrado con la desaparición del apartheid. Por Desmond Tutu. Las cámaras registran otra catástrofe africa
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Why is olive oil so expensive?2024-04-11T14:15+0200.

Waitrose's 500ml bottle of olive oil costs £22, making it the most costly. Compared to a 750ml bottle of Whispering Angel Provence Rosé, which costs only £11.49 from the same shop, it is more than twice as expensive. The Grocer reported on
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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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04/Jan/2024 14:20 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),