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Syrian Arab Republic: Drought: 2008/10/1 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/10/1
Country or District Syrian Arab Republic
Event Type Drought
Outline Syria is currently experiencing a drought that is by far the worst over the past four decades. The Syrian Government estimates that 200,000 families (up to one million people) have suffered direct severe impact of the drought.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/09/29
The lack of water and irregular rains over the past months has severely threatened the food security of farmers and herders in the affected zones and seriously endangered their livelihoods and nutritional status.