Overall Red alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 15 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 457 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 808666 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Heavy rainfall continued in December 2019 and January 2020 in several locations across East Africa, bringing the number of people affected by flooding since July 2019 to nearly 3.4 million. In Uganda, torrential rains in December affected a
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Australia, corsa contro il tempo per salvare le specie più rare dagli ... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:12:00 +0100.

I soccorsi sono entrati nelle aree colpite dagli incendi per salvare le specie più rare dagli incendi. La biodiversità dell’Australia rischia di andare perduta per sempre. La stagione degli incendi in Australia ha già distrutto oltre 104,0
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (30), WMO (1), INFORM (2),