China: more than 30 million people have been affected by drought

The consequences of the worst in the last 50 years of drought in China in more or less experienced about 35 million people, according to the government.

More than five million people lack drinking water, in addition, due to the reduction of hydro there is a shortage of electricity in the region.

Employees of the world's largest dam on the Yangtze River have warned that if in the next two weeks is not the rain, they are no longer able to discharge water from the river.

The effects of drought in the agricultural sector could have a negative impact on global food prices.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/rolling_news/2011/05/110528_rn_china_drought.shtml

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