Overall Red alert Drought for India and Sri Lanka-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: India and Sri Lanka-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 209 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 259664 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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90 Dead, 1 Million Displaced by Monsoon Flooding in India and NepalMon, 15 Jul 2019 14:39:00 +0200.

It is somehow fitting to be in Nepal during an extreme monsoon for the @IPCC_CH author meeting - our mandate being climate change impacts, adaptation & vulnerability. Thank you to all the emergency responders who are at the front lines of t
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More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warnsSun, 14 Jul 2019 22:01:00 +0200.

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migr
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More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warnsSun, 14 Jul 2019 21:47:00 +0200.

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migr
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More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warnsSun, 14 Jul 2019 21:07:00 +0200.

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migr
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),