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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 7 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 243 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 977745 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 101 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citize ... Sun, 21 Jul 2019 07:08:00 +0200.

By Joydeep Gupta, Mubina Akhtar. Nearly a thousand people have been killed by floods in Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam in India, and in Bangladesh. Almost all of southern and interior western India is grappling with water scarcity. Wit
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MIL-OSI China: Premier Li urges all-out efforts in floods, droughtSat, 20 Jul 2019 06:47:00 +0200.

Premier Li Keqiang has called for zero complacency in flood control and drought relief efforts as China braces for the peak of the flood season, which lasts until mid-August. Li’s remarks came as he inspected the Ministry of Emergency Manag
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Premier Li urges all-out efforts in floods, droughtSat, 20 Jul 2019 05:43:00 +0200.

Premier Li Keqiang has called for zero complacency in flood control and drought relief efforts as China braces for the peak of the flood season, which lasts until mid-August. A local resident in Taojiang, Hunan province is trapped in floods
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Chinese premier underlines flood control, disaster reliefSat, 20 Jul 2019 04:40:00 +0200.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C) presides over a flood control and drought relief work conference during an inspection at the Ministry of Emergency Management in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 2019. At the meeting, Li made arrangements f
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),