Between 1970 and 2019 there were approximately 650,000 deaths due to droughts.
One study indicates that about 10% of the United States is affected by droughts at any given time.
The longest dry period ever recorded was 172 months lasting from 10 October 1903 to 1 January 1918 in Arica, Chile.
US $6-8 billion
Droughts can cost between US $6-8 billion a year.
About 35% of the Earth is made up of arid, semi-arid and dry-sub humid areas - known as drylands.
500 billion dollars
Each year water insecurity costs the global economy 500 billion dollars.