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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 20 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 629 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 453259 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Flooding, and Pests Ruin Harves ... Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:59:00 +0200.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua recently asked the governors of each province in China to make sure the sown areas of agricultural crops would not shrink and crop yield won’t be reduced this year. At a food security meeting held in Beijing
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Mekong River Commission Urges More Data Sharing In Lower MekongSun, 09 Aug 2020 00:50:00 +0200.

By Eugene Whong. As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more
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Scattered boats are seen in the dried up tributary that connects to th ... Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:08:00 +0200.

As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more data about hydro
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Mekong River Commission Urges More Data Sharing in Lower MekongSat, 08 Aug 2020 01:03:00 +0200.

As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more data about hydro
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),