106,000 #cattle dead due to #drought in #Chile

Livestock Alert

Petorca More than one hundred thousand dead animals, family crops on the verge of extinction and about 600,000 people who need to be supplied with water. The megasequía hits with force the center of Chile after a decade of deficit of rains.

The end of the driest southern winter in six decades left a complex balance: six of the 16 regions of Chile suffer the effects of the rainfall deficit, which in the case of Valparaíso and Santiago reached 77%.

Between the regions of Atacama (north) and Maule (south) there are about 106,000 animals killed due to lack of water and food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Chile meets most of the nine vulnerability criteria set forth by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including areas prone to drought and desertification.

Courtesy of radioondaazul.com

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