Drought originates from a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time, usually a season or more. This deficiency results in a water shortage for some activity, group, or environmental sector. Different from other hazards in that it develops slowly, sometimes over years, and its onset can be masked by a number of factors. Drought can be devastating: water supplies dry up, crops fail to grow, animals die and malnutrition and ill health become widespread. source: WMO
25 Nov 2014, Kantipur Publications
Nepal's Ministry of Agricultural Development Spokesperson Uday Chandra Thakur said that the ministry has implemented early warning system since last year to reduce vulnerability of drought and other agriculture-climate events. “The project’s task is to update on agriculture-climate risk ...
People exposed per year
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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