Drought and humanitarian crisis in Central and Southwest Asia: a climate perspective

A persistent multi-year drought in Central and Southwest Asia has affected close to 60 million people as of November 2001. Chronic political instability in many parts of this region and the recent military action in Afghanistan have further complicated the situation. This report provides a climatic perspective on the severity and spatial extent of the ongoing drought and its social and economic impacts.

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Agrawala Shardul; Barlow Mathew; Cullen Heidi; Lyon Bradfield

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

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