2019-05-10: On Monday (06 May), a state of emergency was declared due to the lack of rainfall and a drought in the country. The Kavango East, Kavango West, Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto and Zambezi regions in the north of the country are particularly affected.
2017-05-23: According to reports from Tuesday (23 May), South Africa's Western Cape region has declared a drought disaster alert for the next three months, due to the worst drought since 1904.
Travellers should inform themselves about the availability of water ahead of their journey and make preparations.
Update 2016-11-21: The worst drought in 25 years affects huge parts of Bolivia. National state of emergency was declared by the Bolivian government on Monday (21 November), after already 172 of 339 of the country's municipalities had declared their own emergencies. Protests against the consequences of the drought occurred in several major cities of the country. Emergency procedures have been initiated.
Travellers should take into account local information and follow instructions by authorities.