Overall Green alert Drought for Madagascar-2023
in Madagascar

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016833
Name: Madagascar-2023
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date: End of Oct 2023
Duration: 175 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 20531 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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