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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 12 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 366 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 401173 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 290 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

El río Paraguay es un hilo de agua cinco meses después de la gran inun ... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:21:00 +0100.

El río Paraguay es un hilo de agua después de la gran inundación de mayo pasado, cuando su crecida extraordinaria acorraló a los barrios pobres de Asunción. Ahora, en cambio, la pronunciada bajante dejó al descubierto toneladas de basura y
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Drought to grip Kingdom until new yearThu, 21 Nov 2019 03:01:00 +0100.

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that severe to extreme droughts are forecast to last until January for countries in the lower Mekong basin. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand are expected to be the countries worst-hit by the
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Drought preparedness is key for food securityTue, 19 Nov 2019 19:43:00 +0100.

This year, Myanmar experienced two disasters. While lower Myanmar was hit by floods, central Myanmar experienced a drought. The about one-month-long drought spelt ruin for sesame farmers and groundnut farmers in central Myanmar. The drought
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Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woesSun, 17 Nov 2019 18:53:00 +0100.

Peshawar. Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers — gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woes of the co
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