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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 274 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 768691 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 170 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Myanmar: Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster ... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:21:00 +0200.

By SAN YAMIN AUNG 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paun
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Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Prepared ... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:34:00 +0200.

By San Yamin Aung 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paun
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Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Prepared ... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:38:00 +0200.

By San Yamin Aung 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paun
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India Environment Floods after drought: India reels from extremes Indi ... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:35:00 +0200.

Climate change and bad policies have pushed India into a recurring cycle of floods and droughts which is threatening the country’s economic stability and environmental wellbeing. The current floods have so far killed around 250 people and d
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),