Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq, Northern Iran-2020
in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Syria, Iraq, Northern Iran-2020
Countries: Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 301 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 601689 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 162 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Turkey's land rehabilitation combats drought, desertificationThu, 17 Jun 2021 15:39:00 +0200.

On Thursday, Turkey marked World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought . For a country hosting diverse agricultural lands, these two risks stemming from climate change are something not to underestimate. The government is pursuing effor
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'Desertification affects lives of nearly 2B people around world'Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:39:00 +0200.

ANKARA Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people around the world and turns people into "ecological migrants", according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the occasion of
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'Desertification affects lives of nearly 2B people around world'Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:26:00 +0200.

Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people around the world and turns people into "ecological migrants", according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the occasion of the Wo
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'Desertification affects lives of nearly 2B people around world'Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:56:00 +0200.

Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people around the world and turns people into "ecological migrants", according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the occasion of the Wo
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),