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
19 May 2015, WB
The new funding aims to reduce Moldova’s susceptibility to natural disasters, particularly in agriculture, and diminish the country’s economic vulnerability to droughts, floods and other natural shocks. Alex Kremer, World Bank Country Manager for Moldova said it 'calls for continued commitment to boosting the country’s capacity to respond to disasters and climate risks'...
People exposed per year
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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