Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq-2020
in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Syria, Iraq-2020
Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 264 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 131089 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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