Overall Orange alert Drought for Indochina-2018
in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Indochina-2018
Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Aug 2018
Duration: 154 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 166340 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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Challenges for environmental security: climate change
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:51:00 +0100.

VietNamNet Bridge - Challenges to environmental security not only threaten human life and food security, but also national security and human survival. Vietnam suffers heavily from climate change. Natural disasters The Global Climate Risk I
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Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:24:00 +0100.

Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are the largest host countries for refugees in southeast Asia. Nonetheless, they are not signatories to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Although these countries may be willing to inc
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Extreme weather a wake-up call: experts Top News December 31, 2018 01: ...
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 19:25:00 +0100.

THE WORLD needs to be prepared for more extreme weather events in future after disasters caused by climate change inflicted losses running into many billions of dollars in 2018, according to a study. The British organisation, Christian Aid,
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Climate change threatens environmental security
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 04:41:00 +0100.

VietNamNet Bridge - A study by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) shows that one of the most critical problems for environmental security is climate change. Climate change has made natural disasters increasingly w
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),