Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Asia and Urals-2020
in Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia and Urals-2020
Glide number: DR-2021-000022-AFG
Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 284 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2353493 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Montreal’s “Storm of the Century” – March 1971. With COP26 looming large and the public beginning to be aware of the crippling cost of Net Zero, the media are desperately stoking alarm over every bad weather event that comes along. They hav
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Strengthening climate resilience through better flood management2021-07-30T19:17+0200.

Climate connection of July 2021 floods in Western Europe, China and India. Extreme flood events have recently hit several parts of Asia and Europe. Despite the varying contexts, the climate change connection is evident in China and India, a
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Climate change threatens Afghanistan's pomegranate produce2021-07-27T11:15+0200.

The last few months have brought little good news for Afghanistan, a country that has lurched from one conflict to another for over four decades. As the Taliban captures more territory from Afghanistan’s beleaguered military by the day, the
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Heatwave stokes North America's warmest June on recordWed, 07 Jul 2021 12:20:00 +0200.

Paris, July 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jul, 2021 ) :Last month was the hottest June on record in North America, stoked by a deadly heatwave searing across parts of the region, the European Union 's climate monitoring service r
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31/May/2021 11:39 UTC

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07/Jun/2021 06:01 UTC

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