Overall Orange alert Drought for Yunnan-Northern Indochina-2019
in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Yunnan-Northern Indochina-2019
Countries: China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 212 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 444209 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Could Canada be a safe haven for climate refugees ?Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:25:00 +0200.

Lying in the central Pacific Ocean, the islands of Kiribati look like a tropical paradise. Surrounded by crystal-clear water and coral reefs, with coconut palm and pandanus trees lining the islands, it's straight out of a holiday brochure.
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Could Canada be a safe haven for climate refugees?Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:06:00 +0200.

Lying in the central Pacific Ocean, the islands of Kiribati look like a tropical paradise. Surrounded by crystal-clear water and coral reefs, with coconut palm and pandanus trees lining the islands, it's straight out of a holiday brochure.
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Frenar la degradación, clave para alimentar a 7.500 millones de person ... Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:44:00 +0200.

«Piensen en lo que se necesita para alimentar a 7.500 millones de personas», dijo el secretario ejecutivo de la CNULD, Ibrahim Thiaw, a cientos de representantes de países y organismos internacionales, participantes en el congreso sobre sob
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Forum urges solutions to erosion, saline intrusion in Mekong DeltaWed, 19 Jun 2019 10:37:00 +0200.

HCM City (VNA) – A forum in Ho Chi Minh City on June 18 once again urged effective solutions to riverside and coastal erosion, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion, which are getting worse in the Mekong Delta. Minister of Natural Resourc
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