A three-years drought and above average temperatures hit Djibouti

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 10 February 2018 at 07:30:31 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 19 February 2023 at 07:29:39 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 06 March 2023 at 07:27:51 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Natural disaster, food security, climate change, drought, precipitation, rainfall, Djibouti
Fig. 1 - S2 (06.03.2023) - A combination of extremely low rainfall and rising seasonal temperatures since 2020 is hitting Djibouti.
Fig. 2 - S2 (19.02.2023 / 06.03.2023) - A receding salt lake and cropland at west of Djibouti.
A lack of vegetation coverage and below-average groundwater levels significantly affect pastoralist livelihoods in rural areas.
Fig. 3 - S2 (19.02.2023 / 06.03.2023) - In Djibouti, drought is affecting around 200,000 people. The soil is becoming increasingly dry.
The current drought started in 2020 and has continued with five below-average rainy seasons since. 192,000 people (18% of the population) are likely to confront be acutely food-insecure between July–December 2023