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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia-2020
Countries: Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 203 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 1544055 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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Delle 100 città più vulnerabili al mondo, 99 si trovano in Asia: la pi ... Fri, 14 May 2021 10:22:00 +0200.

Nella speciale classifica delle città più esposte a catastrofe ambientale, redatto dalla società di analisi del rischio aziendale Verisk Maplecroft, emerge chiaro che sono in Asia (soprattutto in Cina e India) le città più esposte a tifoni,
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Preparation best cure for natural disastersTue, 11 May 2021 02:00:00 +0200.

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. Wednesday is the annual National Day for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. In a news conference in Beijing on
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Op-Ed: Locust Swarms in East Africa Show the Interaction Between the C ... Tue, 11 May 2021 00:52:00 +0200.

The locust swarms which continue to plague East Africa show how climate change can aggravate human conflict, which in turn makes formulating a response to natural disasters even harder. E ast Africa continues to face an unparalleled threat
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Flood hits 17 provinces across IranSat, 08 May 2021 15:30:00 +0200.

During this period, 17 provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, Isfahan, Tehran, South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Kerman, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Gilan, Maz
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),