While most of the Southeast is not currently in a drought, dry conditions and drought are a natural part of climate, so it is not surprising that droughts are currently affecting other parts of the world now. Here are some recent stories on drought I have read that may interest you.
National Geographic: The drought in the western U.S. could last until 2030
Columbia University News: Simultaneous Droughts Could Threaten Global Food Security, Says Study
Physics Today: Scientists warn of widespread drought in the 21st century