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Droughts may be one of the worst national disasters known to occur to humankind and can last for lengthy periods of time ie. spanning for months to years during which less have less water supply and eventually dry up. It occurs especially during the dry season and also if a particular area hasn’t gotten any rainfall in quite a long time.

While droughts can greatly affect agriculture and farm lands, it can cause serious and extreme damages for both wildlife and human survival. Check out some of these photos depicting the harsh and cruel effects of a drought 's destruction in different parts of the world.