A drought is a slow-onset phenomenon consisting of a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, snowfall or snowmelt that results in reduced groundwater, surface water and/or reservoir levels. The shortages of water for drinking, sanitation and irrigation have an impact on ability to sustain agriculture, livestock and livelihoods, and can lead to food insecurity, spread of disease, malnutrition and starvation, migration and dislocation, and economic losses. Drought can also adversely affect power generation, transportation and commercial or industrial needs. Public Awareness & Public Education For Disaster Risk Reduction: Key Messages
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