Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Asia-2021
in Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 29 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1015257
Name: Central Asia-2021
Glide number: DR-2022-000215-AFG
Countries: Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2021
Duration: 905 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 865153 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),