Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan-2021
in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015257
Name: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000215-AFG
Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 216 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 625576 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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