The country that was most at risk from drought in 2020 was Somalia, with an index score of five out of a possible five. Many of the most at risk countries were in Africa, including Zimbabwe, Djibouti, and South Africa. Drought risk is classified in terms of socioeconomic effects such as agricultural losses.
*Drought risk measures where droughts are likely to occur, the population and assets exposed, and the vulnerability of the population and assets to suffering adverse effects. Higher values indicate higher risk of drought. Scores are on the scale from 0 to 5. The higher the score, the greater the exposure to water stress.
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