Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq, Iran-2021
in Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1015257
Name: Syria, Iraq, Iran-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000222-ARM
Countries: Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 257 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 588056 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Siccità: riemersa antica città dalle acque del Tigri2022-07-04T10:11+0200.

Potrebbe trattarsi di Zakhiku, antica città risalente all’Età del Bronzo. Dovrebbe avere 3.400 anni l’antica città riemersa dalle acque del Tigri in Iraq, nel bacino idrico di Mosul. La grande siccità che ha colpito l’Iraq questo inverno ha
Various forms of climate change exacerbation: sandstorms in Iraq, dang ... 2022-07-04T01:20+0200.

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other provinces witnessed on Sunday a severe dust storm that affected air traffic, while Australia evacuated residents in southwest Sydney, amid heavy rainfall, strong winds and expectations of the worst floo
Iraq's tree-planting campaigns aim to replenish parched land2022-06-28T11:52+0200.

Currently, 15 percent of Iraq's total area is categorised as being in a state of desertification. Ministry of Environment officials estimate that 300,000,000 trees should be planted as the first phase of a larger afforestation drive, while
Il clima e la storia: la siccità e il suo potenziale ruolo sullo svilu ... 2022-06-24T11:33+0200.

, con il punto più basso di umidità rilevata tra il 520 e il 532 d.C.: un dato confermato anche da altre analisi analoghe condotte in altri luoghi del Medio Oriente come il lago Neor nel nord dell’Iran e la grotta di Jeita in Libano, oltre

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), INFORM (2),