Overall Orange alert Drought for Madagascar-2020
in Madagascar

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013930
Name: Madagascar-2020
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date: End of Feb 2020
Duration: 101 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 187703 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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LAYERED HISTORY: The story of an Mfecane mega-drought is written in th ... Wed, 13 May 2020 04:26:00 +0200.

The Zulu referred to this time as the Mfecane, the “crushing” – the Xhosa called it the Difaqane. It was a period in the early 19th century marked by widespread chaos, warfare, starvation and it even drove some to cannibalism. What fuelled
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¿Qué países son los más afectados por el cambio climático?Sat, 25 Apr 2020 17:40:00 +0200.

El cambio climático incrementa más los e xtraños fenómenos meteorológicos que se viven en distintas zonas del mundo y que afectan a millones de personas; además, a las distintas especies de animales. Los efectos del cambio climático van des
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