NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener talks about the physical and mental health impact of drought, in the short and long term. “Drought affects the economy, water supply, lifestyle, and agricultural productivity. The downstream consequences on humans that are facing these threats, including loss of jobs and daily lifestyle challenges, become overwhelming…[and] how are children impacted by sustained drought?”

Tags: climate change, children's health & disasters, drought

Source: Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?