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: 239 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 977745 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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China: Natural disasters affect over 7 mln people in Yunnan in Q2Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:40:00 +0200.

KUNMING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Over 7.4 million people in southwest China's Yunnan Province were affected by natural disasters, especially droughts, in the second quarter of 2019, according to the provincial emergency department Monday. Nine
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),