A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. Here we have collection of images displaying drought situations across the world.
Drought Images for WhatsApp, Instagram & Facebook
A farmer harvests dried sugarcane on her drought-stricken farm in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam March 31, 2016.
A man walks on a dried up swamp in Ayutthaya Thailand, on April 9, 2016. Picture taken April 9, 2016.
A picture taken on April 16, 2016 shows a group of herders assisting a malnourished camel carrying a load in Sitti Zone, in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.
A picture taken on April 16, 2016 shows pastoralist looking at animals that died as a result of drought in Sitti Zone, in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Sitti Zone is one of the most affected by the drought caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon. Ethiopia struggles to combat its worst drought for 30 years, with at least 10.2 million people needing food aid.
A sign that reads ‘Land for sale or for lease’ is seen placed on a drought-affected rice field in Bac Lieu province, in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam March 30, 2016.
A train carrying water waits to depart for to drought-hit Latur district, from Miraj station in Sangli on April 18, 2016. Latur is one of the most affected in India by the drought created by the El Nino phenomenon.
A woman herds her goats and sheep past the carcasses of animals that died due to the El Nino-related drought in Marodijeex town of southern Hargeysa, in northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous Somaliland region, April 7, 2016.
Cattle walk on previously submerged land at Guri dam in Bolivar state, Venezuela April 11, 2016. Drought has turned parts of Venezuela’s Guri dam, one of the world’s biggest, into desert, but the government is optimistic of rain within weeks to drive the vast installation that provides the bulk of the OPEC nation’s power.
Nicaraguan Carlos Gonzalez sinks a 15 meters deep looking for water in La Ceiba Community in Boaco some 53 km from Managua, on March 31, 2016.
A herder drives his animals away after watering them, near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town
A man fills a long line of plastic water containers from a tanker, in the drought-affected village of Bandarero
A woman and a child seen in the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya
Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero
Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets , near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya