Overall Green alert Drought for Turkey, Greece, Syria, Lebanon-2020
in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, The Republic of North Macedonia, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Turkey, Greece, Syria, Lebanon-2020
Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, The Republic of North Macedonia, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 152 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 348414 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 114 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

La mappa della siccità futura è scritta nell’oscillazione della cintur ... Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:53:00 +0100.

Ha un’oscillazione naturale, ma quella provocata dal cambiamento climatico di origine antropica ne stravolgerà la geografia: uno studio analizza gli spostamenti e le conseguenze The post La mappa della siccità futura è scritta nell’oscillaz
...(more)
Climate change to make droughts worse in some areas and intensify floo ... Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:12:00 +0100.

New study finds that the tropical rain belt will shift, profoundly changing weather patterns
UN disaster aid is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategi ... Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:14:00 +0100.

The study Humanitarian need drives multilateral disaster aid provides the first estimation of UN climate-related disaster aid worldwide. Although it cannot be entirely ruled out that powerful donor states’ interests shape UN aid flows, the
...(more)
Climate change responsible for spring and winter within weeksMon, 18 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0100.

Like other parts of the world, Turkey is also experiencing the impact of climate change, as rising temperatures have decreased the gap between winter and spring, as well as increased drought in areas that suffer from the delayed precipitati
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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