Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan-2020
in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan-2020
Glide number: DR-2021-000022-AFG
Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 240 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 528669 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Autumn rains likely to start later than normalTue, 15 Jun 2021 15:19:00 +0200.

Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2020), the whole country received 130 millimeters of rain over the last month, showing that precipitation has declined by 40 percent compared to the long-term average, he explaine
A livello globale, luglio 2019 è stato il mese più caldo di tutti i te ... Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:10:00 +0200.

Il luglio appena trascorso è stato il mese più caldo mai registrato sul Pianeta. Secondo i dati di Copernico , la rete di osservazione satellitare dell'Unione europea, anche se di poco, il luglio 2019 ha superato il record di temperature re
More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 yearsWed, 26 May 2021 14:16:00 +0200.

According to the national center for drought and crisis management, since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2020), precipitation has declined by 41 percent compared to the long-term average and 53 percent compared to th
La crisi climatica sta già causando più sfollati delle guerreTue, 25 May 2021 12:37:00 +0200.

Le persone costrette ad abbandonare i luoghi in cui vivono a causa di disastri naturali e ambientali sono già oggi in numero superiore di circa tre volte a quelle spinte a sfollare dalle guerre. Il , pubblicato nel 2021 dal Norwegian Refu

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),