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Heavy rain damages rice crops in southern Vietnam

Mekong Delta provinces, which just recovered from a historic drought a year ago, is bracing for more unfavorable weather.

World must stop next El Nino harming development: U.N. envoy

Governments have been too slow to respond to droughts and floods linked to the El Nino.

El Nino drought leaves millions hungry and in need of drinking water in Vietnam

An El Niño-induced drought in Vietnam has left one million people in urgent need of food assistance and two million people lacking access to drinking water, Europe’s humanitarian aid agency said.
June 21, 2016 | 10:12 am GMT+7

Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

Vietnam's rice output is likely to fall this year for the first time since 2005 following the worst drought in 90 years, but the decline will be limited as farmers expand their plantations for the current and final crops, a government official said.
May 31, 2016 | 11:44 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta farmers welcome rains after months of drought

Local farmers in 13 Mekong Delta districts have returned to their crops now that rain has bought much-needed relief from the drought.
May 27, 2016 | 05:40 pm GMT+7

El Nino behind historic drought in Mekong Delta ends, La Nina to follow

The strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years, which has damaged crop production in Asia and caused food shortages, has ended, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.
May 26, 2016 | 06:39 pm GMT+7

Thailand's oxen soothsayers predict enough rainfall, prosperous economy

Thailand's annual ploughing ceremony on Monday forecast average rainfall, growth in foreign trade and abundant rice as the country struggles with drought and a shaky economy.
May 10, 2016 | 08:28 am GMT+7

Devastating El Nino to die down by end of June

The El Nino phenomenon is forecast to lose the deadly ferocity it has displayed this year by the end of June, and Vietnam is expecting normal weather patterns to return, said the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
May 10, 2016 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable: study

Countries and mega-cities across Asia are highly exposed to natural hazards ranging from cyclones to earthquakes, but people in sub-Saharan Africa are more vulnerable, according to a report released Wednesday.
March 25, 2016 | 10:59 am GMT+7
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