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Drought in south-eastern Europe—
WMO looks to the future

 

Hundreds of human casualties, millions of hectares of destroyed crops and widespread forest fires are direct results of the drought and long lasting record temperatures in south-eastern Europe, according to the Global Drought Monitor. The need for a regional centre led to the recent establishment by WMO and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification of the Drought Management Centre for South-Eastern Europe (DMCSEE). It aims to serve as an operational centre for the 11 founding countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey) for drought preparedness, monitoring and management.

forest fire
Photo: AFP

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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