Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014821
Name: Western USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 182 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 142431 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: 937 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

IRCS seeks assistance from IFRC to deal with drought2021-10-20T09:42+0200.

TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help in dealing with the drought in the southeastern part of the country. So that, in the coming month
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Africa’s glaciers melting, millions of poor face drought, floods2021-10-20T08:22+0200.

This comes amid sweeping forecasts of pain for a continent with the least contribution to global warming but expected to suffer the condition’s harshest consequences. The report, the work of the World Meteorological Organisation and various
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IRCS seeks assistance from ICRC to deal with drought2021-10-19T16:42+0200.

So that, in the coming months, funds from the Emergency Response Fund will be provided to the IRCS in the form of international aid, IRNA reported on Tuesday. Hassan Esfandiar, director of operations and humanitarian programs of the IRCS, a
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In Sud Sudan le comunità più vulnerabili colpite dalle inondazioni2021-10-19T16:17+0200.

Sono oltre 700mila in tutto il Sud Sudan le persone colpite dalle inondazioni che stanno devastando il Paese. «Le peggiori degli ultimi decenni», le definisce l’Unhcr, l’Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite per i rifugiati, che insieme al team di op
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),