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Drought

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

Photo by UNISDR/Pius Loupa The project aims to improve the utilization of arid land for food and livestock production, as well as focus on climate change mitigation via tree-planting and environmental protection

Tackling poverty and drought in Uganda

22 Jul 2015, UNISDR AF

The Drylands Integrated Development Project aims to 'strengthen the capacity of the local population by developing weather-resistant and fast-maturing crops to improve on food security, improve on livestock, train people on health and hygiene, engage locals in income generating activities through creation of markets,' said Ms. Barbara Nekesa, the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to drought
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 China 71,297,700
2 India 58,912,300
3 USA 26,055,000
4 Pakistan 11,872,500
5 Ethiopia 9,342,200
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of drought occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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