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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia-2020
Countries: Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 175 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 2304125 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Toll of drought in Taiwan not natural: China Daily editorialTue, 13 Apr 2021 14:17:00 +0200.

China's Taiwan island is suffering its severest drought in 50 years, which has seriously compromised the quality of life for many residents. The water supply is cut for two days a week in some cities, and is rationed in some other localitie
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As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to riskTue, 13 Apr 2021 12:13:00 +0200.

TOKYO -- Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama's White House cited climate change as a "threat multiplier" to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration's Quadrennial Defense Review was met wit
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China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:23:00 +0200.

China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide we
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China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:12:00 +0200.

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.0
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