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Thailand: Drought: 2014/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2014/02
Country or District Thailand
Event Type Drought
Outline Thailand's northeastern provinces of Buriram and Sakon Nakhon are being plagued by the worst drought in decades and are in urgent need of assistance.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Government of Thailand 2014/05/27
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has extended urgent assistance to drought victims in 49 provinces.

Government of Thailand 2014/04/17
The DDPM said since drought was reported in Thailand during October of last year, 41 provinces have been declared drought disaster zones. Northern Thailand continues to be the region most affected by the disaster, with 13 provinces facing critical condition.

Government of Thailand 2014/02/10
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that 9 provinces are experiencing droughts. The 9 provinces include: Uttaradit and Sukhothai in the northern region; Buriram, Mahasarakham, Khon Kaen, and Sisaket in the northeastern region; Sing Buri in the central region; and Chachoengsao and Chanthaburi in the eastern region.

Government of Thailand 2014/02/03
Over 170 households have been affected by the dry spell.