Overall Orange alert Drought for Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014742
Name: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda-2021
Glide number: FL-2021-000164-COD
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Start Date: End of Feb 2021
Duration: 244 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 83817 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Climate change presents yet another stumbling block to achieving development outcomes as floods, droughts, cyclones, and other natural hazards continue to ravage Africa, reversing the gains made over decades. For Africa that is already reel
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The role of extractives in Africa’s inclusive green and resilient reco ... 2021-10-23T08:57+0200.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents the greatest global development challenge ever faced in our lifetime. It has decimated economies and livelihoods. The impacts are multi-faceted and longer term than expected. Climate change presents yet anothe
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Harris to highlight drought, climate change in Nevada trip2021-10-18T16:10+0200.

Vice President Harris will visit Lake Mead in Nevada on Monday to receive a briefing from Interior Department officials about the impact of this year’s drought and highlight the Biden administration’s proposals to address climate change. A
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The role of extractives in Africa’s inclusive green and resilient reco ... 2021-10-12T23:05+0200.

Climate change presents yet another stumbling block to achieving development outcomes as floods, droughts, cyclones, and other natural hazards continue to ravage Africa, reversing the gains made over decades. For Africa that is already reel
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),