Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in China, India, Cambodia, 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: China, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 435 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 894854 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 396 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

Deaths from natural disasters fall due to improved precautionsTue, 28 Jan 2020 17:25:00 +0100.

In the first 10 months of this year, 131 people were killed and 115,957 families lost their crops and homes due to floods, storms and lightning strikes. Although this year’s disasters still posed dangers and caused damage, the death toll dr
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The Spin | Drought in southern Africa means cricket must look hard in ... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:06:00 +0100.

E van Flint has his feet up, at last. It is day four of the final Test between England and South Africa and, as chief groundsman, all he can do is watch as Rassie van der Dussen and Dean Elgar grind out the beginnings Flint has been at the
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Marshall Islands travel adviceTue, 28 Jan 2020 07:17:00 +0100.

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China and elsewhere in the region. See Health Cyclone season is normally between November and April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides
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Natural Disasters Where and from which disasters do people die? What c ... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:17:00 +0100.

The number of people dying in natural disasters is lower today than it was in the past, the world has become more resilient. Earthquakes, however, can still claim a large number of lives. Whilst historically floods, droughts and epidemics d
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