Southasia is one of the most vulnerable regions to the effects of the climate crisis. It is estimated that up to 700 million people – almost half of Southasia’s population – have been affected by at least one climate-related disaster in the past decade.
In this periodically-updated climate-events tracker, we aim to show a bird’s-eye view of climate events across Southasia, with more stories in the future of how the region grapples with the effects of the climate crisis.
Heavy rain and floods – Pakistan
• Rain-related incidents beginning on 11 July cause structural damage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northern Pakistan.
• Over 20 people killed as buildings collapse, flash floods and landslides.
19 July – 23 September
Floods – Pakistan
• Rain-induced floods kill 21 people, injure 18, destroy houses, and damages crops in Balochistan.
• Up to 70 mm of rain falls on Karachi, raising the total death toll from flooding during Pakistan’s monsoon season to 187.
Floods and landslides – India
• Monsoon rains cause landslides and floods. Maharashtra State hit by heaviest rain in four decades.
• Death toll over 200.
25 – 28 July
Floods and landslides – Myanmar
• Flooding in four states in Myanmar displaces thousands. As many as 48,500 people affected.
Drought – Afghanistan
• The entire country is experiencing moderate to severe drought.
Drought – India
• Nagaland experiences 24% rain deficit between 1 June and 19 August.
Flash floods – Nepal
• Up to 105mm of rain in under 3 hours in Kathmandu.
• In the previous four weeks, over 60 people died from flood or landslide-related causes.
18 – 20 October
Floods and landslides – Nepal
• Caused by delayed monsoons throughout Nepal.
• As of October 20, over 150 people declared death in India and Nepal.
Note: The indicators on the map are approximate.
~ The Climate Events Tracker is an ongoing project that aims to present an overview of key climate events that recently impacted Southasia. The data on the above map was last updated on 30 October 2021.