UN report: Pakistan among 20 countries at risk of excessive rainfall.
According to a report prepared by the Global Information and Early Warning System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Pakistan one of the 20 countries that experienced El Niño in June, three years after La Nina, are at risk of more rains.
The report states that 20 countries are at risk of excessive rainfall, while 42 are at risk of drought-like conditions and the effects of El Nino.
Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, USA, and Uzbekistan are among the countries that are at risk of heavy rain.
The analysis, released on Wednesday, sought to identify countries where El Nino would lead to dry weather conditions in 2023-2024 and adversely affect grain production, possibly will worsen local food insecurity.
According to the latest Hunger Hotspot report, 222 million people in 53 countries and territories will already suffer from severe food insecurity.
According to the report, this is the third consecutive La Niña event that has happened only twice since 1950.
La Niña events are often associated with wet weather in Australia and dry weather in the Americas, South America, and East Africa.