Balkans hit by worst drought in decades

After suffering a harsh winter, region faces severe drought that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

    After suffering a harsh winter, the Balkans region in southeast Europe is facing one of its worst droughts in four decades.

    As crops wilt and die, the cost looks set to run into hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Hot, dry weather in eastern and southern Europe has piled pressure on world grain markets already reeling from huge drought damage in the United States.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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