FAQ about Drought and Water Scarcity

9. Which are the countries most affected by droughts?

Drought is a more worrisome problem than many people realize. There are countries in Africa that suffer great droughts, partly because in recent decades large forests such as the Congo have been deforested.

The South American countries most affected by droughts are :

Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico y Bolivia

The ten countries worldwide most affected by droughts are:

1- Ethiopia, 2- Eritrea, 3- Somalia, 4- Sudan, 5- Uganda, 6- Afghanistan, 7- China, 8- India, 9- Iran y 10- Morocco.
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The states of Mexico most affected by droughts

“The drought that devastates Mexico” headlined El País de España on July 25, 2022. “70% of the country suffers from water shortage problems. Only in the last 15 days the country added 200 new municipalities affected by the drought”. According to said source.

The entities of Mexico that suffer the most from drought are:

Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Durango, Baja California y Nuevo Leon.

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Every year on June 17, the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated throughout the world. This year the theme is “Rising up from drought together”, seeks to promote early and timely action to avoid consequences that can be described as disastrous for humanity and planetary ecosystems.

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