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20 Aug 2018 description
As of 19 August, flooding in India's Kerala state has caused 361 deaths and displaced 725,000 people. Cyclone Bebinca caused flooding in Viet Nam, Thailand, and Laos.
25 Jul 2018 description
Following heavy rainfall - as well as flash flooding due to a dam construction site incident in Attapeu province - the government has declared several districts as National Disaster Areas.
21 May 2014 description
The lack of precipitation led to droughts, water shortages, forest fires and access constraints due to low river water levels.
19 Sep 2013 description
Fewer people were killed by disasters in 2012 (9,655) compared to 2011 (31,331) and to the 2002-2011 annual average. The number of people killed is also the lowest since 2009.