Overall Green alert Drought for Turkey - Syria - Lebanon-2020
in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Turkey - Syria - Lebanon-2020
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 98 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 407011 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 6 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Iranian mountains: a great place to see plants you never have seen bef ... Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:20:00 +0100.

TEHRAN – Iran is a mountainous country harboring an extraordinary vascular flora including many rare and endemic plant species in the alpine zone. The importance of mountain biodiversity for the whole of humanity triggers the necessary chan
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Cooperazione: Aics Beirut e Riserva naturale Shouf insieme per combatt ... Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:58:00 +0100.

Beirut, 12 nov 15:17 - (Agenzia Nova) - In autunno, come ogni anno a causa della siccità, gli incendi boschivi hanno devastato vaste zone del Libano, attaccando anche l’area della Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Sbr). In un articolo pubblicato sul
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download file about Climate Change and Israel's National SecurityTue, 03 Nov 2020 16:46:00 +0100.

INSS Insight No. 1397, October 29, 2020 Climate Change and Israel's National Security Colin Price The recent heat wave in Israel and the wildfires raging in the country in mid-October, as well as in neighboring Syria and Lebanon, serve as a
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Kenya: Sh7.5 Billion EU Funding to Ease Life for Drought-Stricken Bari ... Sun, 01 Nov 2020 02:28:00 +0100.

Locals in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya are set to benefit from Sh7.5 billion funding from the European Union aimed at mitigating against drought and related effects. In Baringo County, EU is targeting to contribute over Sh655 million i
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