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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 16 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 670 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 313602 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Storm heading towards Vietnam’s central region, expected to hit land o ... Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0200.

According to Mai Van Khiem, director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the storm would directly affect central provinces, especially Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang with wind speeds of 90-100 km
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PM urges response efforts as tropical storm heading towards central re ... Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:16:00 +0200.

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 16 issued a notice, asking relevant ministries, agencies and localities to keep a close eye on the development of Storm Noul and put forth specific tasks. People’s Committees of cit
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Mekong countries welcome water sharing, construction assistance under ... Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:17:00 +0200.

The enforcement vessel from China, which is participating in the 88th joint patrol on the Mekong River led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, pulls out Guanlei Port in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, November 19, 2019. Photo: Xinhua A
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Coronavirus digest: pandemic increases risks posed to environmental mi ... Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:04:00 +0200.

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the dangers posed to migrants and refugees displaced by natural disasters, according to an analysis shared in the 2020 edition of Germany's Global Risk Index, published Tuesday. The annual report evalu
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18/Mar/2020 17:00 UTC

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09/Jul/2019 11:27 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),