Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, South Caucasus-2020
in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 12 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, South Caucasus-2020
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 404 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 86356 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 165 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Algeria hit by wave of fires; Cyprus blaze 'under control'Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:30:00 +0200.

Forest fires that broke out in northeast Algeria on Sunday destroyed dozens of hectares of trees and were battled by firefighters, soldiers and volunteers, officials said on Monday. The official APS news agency reported officials at Khenche
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European heatwave: Which countries face the biggest risk from wildfire ... Mon, 05 Jul 2021 17:56:00 +0200.

Parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe are set to experience intensely high summer temperatures in the coming weeks, putting them at high risk from wildfires. The continent saw this season’s first heatwave in mid-June as the mercury
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Turkey's land rehabilitation combats drought, desertificationThu, 17 Jun 2021 15:39:00 +0200.

On Thursday, Turkey marked World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought . For a country hosting diverse agricultural lands, these two risks stemming from climate change are something not to underestimate. The government is pursuing effor
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'Desertification affects lives of nearly 2B people around world'Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:39:00 +0200.

ANKARA Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people around the world and turns people into "ecological migrants", according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the occasion of
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Analytical report

22/Apr/2021 17:48 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

09/Feb/2021 15:48 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

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