Drought

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Historic severe drought wreaks havoc in parts of Thailand

Historic severe drought has so far affected 32 000 ha (70 073 acres) of rice crops in Thailand's Phimai district. Officials observed the situation in the district and found rice on 32 000 ha (79 073 acres) have wilted and are on the verge of dying as various...

July 22, 2019

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Severe drought leaves 1.2 million ha (2.9 million acres) of crops damaged - Shandong, China

Severe drought is affecting east China's Shandong province, causing massive crop damage. The latest statistics show extensive damage to 1.19 million ha (2.9 million acres) of crops, up from 656 667 ha (1.6 million acres) on June 18. This accounts for 21.9...

July 01, 2019

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Food crisis, further price increases due to the poor 2018/19 harvests, Zimbabwe

Crisis (Integrated Phase Classification - IPC Phase 3 of 5) food security outcomes persist across most of Zimbabwe mainly due to the poor 2018/19 harvests and escalating macroeconomic hardships, the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS) reports. Following the...

June 05, 2019

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Persistent rainfall deficits, crop production significantly below average for second season, Kenya

Persistent rainfall deficits are causing high levels of atypical livestock migration in response to below-average forage and water availability, crop production significantly below average for the second consecutive season and food price increase, the Famine Early...

June 05, 2019

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Artificial rain programs as severe drought affects over 700 000 ha (1.7 million acres) of crops, SW China

Severe and persistent drought is affecting southwest China's Yunnan Province, severely limiting access to drinking water and causing a huge impact on the province's agricultural sector. The provincial meteorological department has started carrying out...

May 27, 2019

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Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

The worst drought in more than a century is affecting parts of Australia, causing severe grain shortage in what is usually an outstanding surplus producing country. The condition resulted in a significant shipment of wheat from Canada, approved on May 9 and expected...

May 19, 2019

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Hunger warning after early drought hits DPRK, 10.1 million in need of urgent food assistance

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) warns early seasonal drought in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could exacerbate hunger, malnutrition and health problems for thousands of children, pregnant and...

May 13, 2019

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Severe drought in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 8.2 million farmers affected, India

The drought situation has worsened in Maharashtra and Karnataka with 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra reeling from water scarcity and crop failure, DG ECHO reports. The State Water Resources Department data on May 3 showed that 3 267 major,...

May 09, 2019

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1.1 million food insecure, food prices increase sharply as severe drought takes over Kenya

Below average rainfall across Kenya during the short rainy season from October to December of 2018 has been compounded by a delayed long rainy season from March to May of 2019. A drought alert has been raised for 15 arid and semi-arid counties while five counties...

May 06, 2019

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Severe drought in Angola puts 2.3 million people at risk

2.3 million people in Angola are facing security and nutrition crisis in northern Angola. 141 600 are estimated to be in need of clean drinking water and 245 565 children under the age of 5 are estimated to be screened for malnutrition in 28 municipalities in...

May 05, 2019

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More than 560 000 affected by drought, Sri Lanka starts creating artificial rain

Prolonged dry weather and resulting severe drought is affecting more than 560 000 people in Sri Lanka, forcing authorities to start continual artificial rainmaking. According to the Disaster Management Center, authorities have launched programmes to expedite supply...

April 11, 2019

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10 million people in Afghanistan face severe acute food insecurity after floods and drought

10 million people in Afghanistan (population 35 million) are facing severe acute food insecurity following 3 years of drought and recent floods. Three years of drought have contributed to massive crop failure, economic hardship, hunger and loss of life, forcing 266...

March 28, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Four days of heavy snowfall came to an end on February 28, 2019, leaving statewide snowpack at 153% of normal. Snow depths and water content equaled California's all-time record level for February. While most of the state's reservoirs are at or above 100% of...

March 05, 2019

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Large earth cracks and massive sinkholes opening across drought-hit Iran

Massive fissures and sinkholes are appearing in and around Iranian capital Tehran and authorities are now openly admitting the area around Tehran is literally sinking. Huge fissures and sinkholes are also opening across the country, threatening homes, roads, oil...

January 28, 2019

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Intense storm hits California, at least 6 fatalities, 280 000 customers without power

A powerful storm has swept over parts of the West Coast U.S. this week, wreaking havoc across California on January 16 and 17, 2019. At least 6 fatalities have been reported. The storm downed trees and power lines all around Northern California, causing evacuations...

January 18, 2019

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Severe drought blamed for sharp decline in economy, exports of soy and corn, Argentina

The economy in Argentina declined sharply in the second quarter of 2018 as the country suffers its worst drought in decades and a steep decline in exports of soy and corn. Argentina was once the world's top exporter of soy and corn. According to the national...

September 20, 2018

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European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been...

August 08, 2018