Overall Orange alert Drought for Iraq, Iran-2021
in Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 9 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1015257
Name: Iraq, Iran-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000215-AFG
Countries: Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 300 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 60638 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 215 | About casualties: 39 | Last hour: 0

Drought Conditions Reveal Submerged Secrets of the Deep2022-08-04T22:18+0200.

Water levels are now dropping in rivers, lakes and reservoirs all over the world and one interesting consequence of this is that all sorts of hidden secrets are now being revealed, including archaeological sites, submerged ghost villages an
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Middle East Dust Storms Forewarn the Climate Apocalypse2022-07-29T03:24+0200.

- Syndication Bureau) By Jonathan Gornall Fundamentalist Christians believe that the appearance of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, predicted in the Bible’s book of Revelation, heralds the coming of the Last Judgment, the day of reckoni
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Kurdish farmers battle drought as Lake Dukan retreats in Iraqi Kurdist ... 2022-07-26T22:10+0200.

SULAIMANI , Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Farmers in Iraqi Kurdistan seeking to irrigate crops face seeing their economic lifeline slip away as the waters of Lake Dukan recede and dams upstream in Iran stem the flow. Bapir Kalkani, who is also a
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Iraq Kurd farmers battle drought as Dukan retreats2022-07-26T20:14+0200.

RANIYE: Bapir Kalkani, an Iraqi Kurdish agricultural trade unionist, inspects his wheat farm in the Rania district near the Dukan reservoir, northwest of Iraq's northeastern city of Sulaimaniyah in the autonomous Kurdistan region.- AFP.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), INFORM (2),