epa05198856 A photo made available on 07 March 2016 shows a Thai farmer walking on parched land at a rice paddy field in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, 06 March 2016. Thailand is facing the worst drought in decades caused by climate change and a renewed El Nino combined with seasonal hot weather, which will affect the country's rice paddy fields and impact on its crop production. The military junta that rules Thailand told farmers to cultivate less rice and urged the public to use water sparingly as part of the water saving campaign. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Thailand faces worst water shortage in two decades – 14 provinces hit by drought

epa05198856 A photo made available on 07 March 2016 shows a Thai farmer walking on parched land at a rice paddy field in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, 06 March 2016. Thailand is facing the worst drought in decades caused by climate change and a renewed El Nino combined with seasonal hot weather, which will affect the country's rice paddy fields and impact on its crop production. The military junta that rules Thailand told farmers to cultivate less rice and urged the public to use water sparingly as part of the water saving campaign. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
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