A farmer’s son at the family’s drought-hit rice field in Laos in 2010, when a severe drought in Southeast Asia and southern China caused the Mekong River to drop to a 50-year low. Photo: AFP

Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

  • The disaster has affected more than 66 million people in Southeast Asia over the past three decades
  • Study also finds it disproportionately impacts the poor, heightening inequality and increasing the prospect of violent conflict in the region
Topic |   Climate change

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A farmer’s son at the family’s drought-hit rice field in Laos in 2010, when a severe drought in Southeast Asia and southern China caused the Mekong River to drop to a 50-year low. Photo: AFP
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