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Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
An assessment carried out by authorities identified six municipalities in the department of Santa Cruz impacted by drought. An estimated 10,236 families are affected (about 51,180 people) as well as 20,344 hectares - 90 per cent of which is corn crops. So far, 12 municipalities have declared an...
Affected countries: Honduras
On 9 Jul 2014, the Government of Honduras declared an emergency for drought in the dry corridor (Govt, 9 Jul 2014). In August, FEWS NET issued a Food Security Alert for Central America, noting that a typical mid-season dry spell had extended beyond the...
Affected countries: Kenya
In January 2014, the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected. After a poor performance of the long rains between March and May 2014 in the arid and semi-arid zones, the drought situation continued to affect both pastoral and marginal...
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
The northeast monsoon, which supplies water for agriculture across the key paddy producing areas of Sri Lanka, received below average rainfall for consecutive months between September 2013 and March 2014, leading to prolonged drought across most of the country. By April 2014, over 728,000 people...
Affected countries: Pakistan
According to Tharparkar district authorities, 99 children and 67 adults (43 men and 24 women) have reportedly died in Tharparkar since the beginning of 2014 due to a combination of chronic malnutrition, a lack of access to effective health facilities, lower than average rainfall in Chachro, Diplo,...
Affected countries: Paraguay
Approximately 15,000 families in 246 communities have been strongly affected by drought in the Paraguayan Chaco region since early May 2013, with a direct impact on their livelihoods. The lack of rain during the first months of the year prevented families from getting the water needed to fill...
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Between January and May 2013, many areas of Bolivia received insufficient amounts of rain. The drought severely affected the agricultural production, including 93,000 hectares of crops and almost 49,000 animals. More than 17,000 affected families were registered in 19 municipalities. On 19 Jun, the...
Affected countries: Ecuador
As of June 2013, Ecuador’s southern region has gone for four months without rain, with Loja being the most affected province. The provincial economy is completely based on agricultural and livestock. The drought has caused losses in corn, peanut, and bean crops and there is a high scarcity of food...
Affected countries: Namibia
Following a prolonged dry period during the 2012/13 cropping season (November-June), Namibia's main cereal crop output for 2013 is expected to suffer a severe decline. In some parts, the cumulative rains between January and March were approximately one-third of the average and a 50 per cent below...
Affected countries: Marshall Islands
The Government declared a state of emergency for the northern Marshall Islands on 19 Apr 2013 due to a prolonged dry season and severe drought experienced in Wotje and the atolls north of Majuro. On 8 May, the state of emergency was elevated to a state of drought disaster for a period of 30 days....
Affected countries: Moldova
In 2012, Moldova suffered the combined impacts of poor rainfall and extremely high temperatures, which resulted in major losses in the national crop production. The 2012 drought was part of a regional phenomenon, which affected large parts of the Black Sea region, the Balkans and Central Europe....
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
By the end of October 2012, drought had affected an estimated 1.8 million people in Sri Lanka according. Since December 2011, for the second consecutive season, rainfall had been scanty. As a result, many of the water reservoirs dried up, and people living in the worst-hit remote rural areas didn't...
Affected countries: Guatemala
Rainfall deficits in July 2012 affected basic grain crops in numerous departments of the eastern and central regions of Guatemala, as well as in some departments of the western region. The lack of rain, combined with the presence of crop pests and diseases, led to the loss of maize and bean crops...
Affected countries: Malawi
Southern Malawi has faced several consecutive years of poor harvests as a result of weather-related shocks, especially dry spells. In addition, the devaluation and depreciation of the local currency in May 2012 has significantly lowered consumer purchasing power as prices of basic commodities and...
Affected countries: Lesotho
In 2012, the combined production of cereals in Lesotho was the lowest in 10 years, representing only 32% of the average annual harvest. (UN Resident Coordinator for Lesotho, 20 Jul 2012...
Affected countries: Brazil
A severe drought is affecting more than 1,100 towns in northeastern Brazil, where short water supplies have devastated farm output, endangering the lives of local people and their livestock. 'Water wars' are observed in rural areas. (...
Affected countries: Angola
A joint Government/UN assessment in April/May 2012, found that an estimated 366,780 households, approximately 1.8 million people, were affected by a protracted dry spell. In addition, an estimated 533,000 children suffered varying levels of malnutrition. The primary cause of the conditions stemmed...
Affected countries: Paraguay
On 17 January 2012, the Paraguayan government decreed a state of food security emergency after several months of drought, with levels of precipitations significantly below historical averages. As a result of the weather conditions, some 263,800 families suffered losses in their crops (...
Affected countries: Mexico
Drought is affecting at least 1,500 communities in northern States (including Zacatecas, Durango, Aguascalientes, Coahuila and Chihuahua) with 2,5 million people suffering from lack of potable water (...
Affected countries: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu
The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency because of a water shortage. Tuvalu depends mostly on rain water with some islands having access to ground water. Since early 2011, all islands in the group have been suffering from lack of water due to the 'La Niña' effect,...