People affected by major droughts worldwide up to 2016

The statistic shows the number of persons in particular countries, who were affected by major drought periods from 1900 to 2016*. The drought occurred in India in 1987 affected total 300 million people.

Number of people affected by the world's major droughts from 1900 to 2016*

Number of victims in millions
India,
Jan 2016
330
India,
May 1987
300
India,
July 2002
300
India,
1972
200
India,
1965
100
India,
1982
100
China,
1994
82
China,
2009
60
China,
2002
60
India,
2000
50
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Data as of July 2016.

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