Overall Green alert Drought for Western Syria-2021
in Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015257
Name: Western Syria-2021
Countries: Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 99 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 40137 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Datastream18 mins ago The Accelerating Frequency of Extreme Weather2022-01-13T19:05+0100.

The Accelerating Frequency of Extreme Weather. The world is already witnessing the effects of climate change. A few months ago, the western U.S. experienced one of the worst droughts it’s seen in the last 20 years. At the same time, souther
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Dramatic consequences of the climate crisis – the desert is growing2021-12-23T15:44+0100.

Children used to swim in this pool of water. That must have been a nice cool down here in the desert in western Iraq. An underground spring has been feeding the basin and supplying the Rahalija oasis with water for centuries. The residents
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11 Top Causes of Global Poverty2021-12-22T13:17+0100.

Around 8% of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty but do you know why? We look at 11 of the top causes of global poverty. Living on less than $2 a day feels like an impossible scenario, but’s a reality for around 600 million peop
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Deadly flash floods hit northern Iraq2021-12-17T16:41+0100.

In a country dealing with severe drought, many were caught by surprise as powerful storm waters started surging into their homes before dawn. (Reuters) At least eleven people, including one Turkish person, have died in flash floods which sw
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), DesInventar (1), INFORM (2),