Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 11 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 364 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 320790 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 288 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Drought preparedness is key for food securityTue, 19 Nov 2019 19:43:00 +0100.

This year, Myanmar experienced two disasters. While lower Myanmar was hit by floods, central Myanmar experienced a drought. The about one-month-long drought spelt ruin for sesame farmers and groundnut farmers in central Myanmar. The drought
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Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woesSun, 17 Nov 2019 18:53:00 +0100.

Peshawar. Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers — gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woes of the co
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At least 27 killed as lightning, rain hits Pakistani desert after long ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:13:00 +0100.

The Thar Desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. File picture: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters. Islamabad - At least 27 people were killed when lighting struck in several places in Pakistan's southern d
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Researchers issue warning as climate change blamed for recent global d ... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100.

Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with lifelong illness.
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