Severe drought in Yunnan

March 22, Yunnan Province has suffered drought for more than three months. It’s the third consecutive year of drought in Yunnan since 2009.

790.10 million people were affected in Yunnan Province, the drought spreads in 125 counties, drying up 413 small reservoirs. 320.34 million people and 1.647 million livestock have problems with drinking water supplies, 676.65 thousand hectares of crops were affected, causing direct economic loss of 3.867 billion yuan.

March 21, in Luxi County, Yunnan Province, the government sent water wagon to villagers.

March 22, in Shilin County, Yunnan Province, a little boy carrying water with his mother.

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