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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 15 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 456 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 202660 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Drought to grip Kingdom until new yearWed, 19 Feb 2020 18:02:00 +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
Climate change complicates future prospects for peace in Afghanistan N ... Sat, 08 Feb 2020 05:27:00 +0100.

As dry months turned to parched years, Fatemeh watched the crops in her northwestern Afghan province of Badghis wither and her cattle die of thirst. Hunger turned to desperation, and eighteen months ago, her farming family begged a wealthy
China and Mekong Authorities to Investigate Record-Low Water LevelsFri, 07 Feb 2020 23:41:00 +0100.

The Mekong River Commission has announced it will join with China to uncover the reason behind lower Mekong water levels dropping record low levels. “We have started working with China to conduct a joint study to find out what are the cause
Micronesia (Federated States of) travel adviceFri, 07 Feb 2020 03:54:00 +0100.

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some countries in the region. You should comply with any additional screening measu

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