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 إعلان حالة الطوارئ في شمال إيطاليا بسبب الجفاف infographic
Graphic shows regions affected by state of emergency.


إعلان حالة الطوارئ في شمال إيطاليا بسبب الجفاف

July 5, 2022 - أعلنت إيطاليا حالة الطوارئ في المناطق المحيطة بنهر بو، الذي يعاني من أسوأ جفاف منذ 70 عاما.

The Po is Italy's longest river which runs for more than 650 km through the wealthy north of Italy. However, many stretches of the waterway have run dry and farmers say the flow is so weak that sea water is seeping inland, destroying crops, according to Reuters.

The government said in a statement that the emergency measures would cover lands that bordered the Po and the water basins of the eastern Alps.

More broadly, it also introduced a state of emergency in five northern regions – Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News