Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Asia and Urals-2020
in Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia and Urals-2020
Glide number: DR-2021-000022-AFG
Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 281 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2353493 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Climate change threatens Afghanistan's pomegranate produce2021-07-27T11:15+0200.

The last few months have brought little good news for Afghanistan, a country that has lurched from one conflict to another for over four decades. As the Taliban captures more territory from Afghanistan’s beleaguered military by the day, the
Heatwave stokes North America's warmest June on recordWed, 07 Jul 2021 12:20:00 +0200.

Paris, July 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jul, 2021 ) :Last month was the hottest June on record in North America, stoked by a deadly heatwave searing across parts of the region, the European Union 's climate monitoring service r
Qureshi asks Sindh government ‘not to deprive Tharparkar people of bas ... Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:17:00 +0200.

ISLAMABAD, July 7 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the people of Tharparkar faced the severe problems of clean water, food shortage and stunted growth and called upon the Sindh government not to deprive the loc
PM Imran Khan urges youth to gear up for 'biggest tree planting campai ... Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:40:00 +0200.

- NewsIn.Asia) Pakistan, June 28 (Dawn) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked all Pakistanis, especially the youth, to prepare themselves for the “biggest tree planting campaign in Pakistan’s history” ahead of the monsoon season this

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31/May/2021 11:39 UTC

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07/Jun/2021 06:01 UTC

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