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Drought is a long-lasting event triggered by a lack of precipitation. It is a slow-onset phenomenon consisting of an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region’s water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation (low rainfall, snowfall or snowmelt). The shortages of water for drinking, sanitation and irrigation have an impact on ability to sustain agriculture, livestock and livelihood, 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.

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