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Viet Nam: Typhoon Lekima Emergency appeal n° MDRVN002 Final Report

GLIDE n=B0 TC-2007-00178-VNM

16 January 2009

Period covered by this Final Report: 10 October 2007-10 October 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 3,231,507 (USD 2.7 million or EUR 1.9 million)

Appeal coverage: 77%;

Appeal history:

- Preliminary appeal launched on 10 October for CHF 3,231,507 (USD 2.7 million or EUR 1.9 million) for 12 months to assist 193,000 beneficiaries.

- Appeal launched on 17 October as above with minor adjustments to the operation.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 (USD 170,000 or EUR 120,000).

Summary: The one-year operation

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ADB increases funding for Vietnam's typhoon-damaged areas

CPV: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 8 said that is it providing a 25.5 million USD supplementary financing to an existing emergency assistance loan to Vietnam for the rehabilitation of rural infrastructure severely damaged by typhoons and storms in 2005.

The project was initially approved in 2006 by ADB with a loan of 50.97 million USD. However, high inflation has increased the cost of civil works, materials, and labor. Additional damage to rural infrastructure caused by typhoons in 2006 and 2007 has contributed to significant cost overruns.

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ADB increases funding for Viet Nam's typhoon-damaged areas

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $25.5 million supplementary financing to an existing emergency assistance loan to Viet Nam for the rehabilitation of rural infrastructure severely damaged by typhoons and storms in 2005.

The project was initially approved in 2006 by ADB with a loan of $50.97 million. However, high inflation has increased the cost of civil works, materials, and labor. Additional damage to rural infrastructure caused by typhoons in 2006 and 2007 has contributed to significant cost overruns. The government initially tried to address

Asian Development Bank:

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China + 19 others
Asia and Pacific - Preparedness and Mitigation Programs Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2008)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

BACKGROUND

Disasters including earthquakes, typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanoes, droughts, tsunamis, and wildfires affect populations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Worsening socio-economic conditions of some populations are increasing the region's vulnerability. Demographic changes, urbanization, and environmental degradation have reduced

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Floods damage rice crop in northern Vietnam

Hanoi_(dpa) _ Flooding from heavy rains over the past two weeks has severely damaged 15,000 hectares of rice paddies in far northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese press reported Monday.

The Agriculture Ministry had sent an urgent message Sunday to farmers in northern provinces to transplant seedlings to rescue their autumn rice crop if floodwaters recede before August 25, the website VietnamNet.vn reported.

If the fields remain flooded past that date, farmers would have to wait for the winter crop in October, and the government has promised food aid.

"People in the mountain areas of

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

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Viet Nam: Appeal No. MAAVN001 Programme Update No. 1

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2008-2009 support programme aims to strengthen the Vietnam Red Cross Society's role as the leading humanitarian organization in Vietnam.

Programme summary: Activities around disaster preparedness and response, avian influenza preparedness and awareness raising, community-based first aid, and organizational development including volunteering were the main focus areas of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) during this reporting period.

The VNRC support to those in need, "Tet

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Indonesia + 3 others
Southeast Asia: Annual Appeal No. MAA51001 Final Report 2006-2007

This report covers the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The regional office made consistent efforts throughout 2006-2007 to understand the needs of Southeast Asian national societies and provide tailor-made support at country level. It consolidated regional network capacities and partnership relations, both within and outside the Movement, to this end. Examples of this included: an independent regional review of national society work; regional health mapping; four 'retreats' (Philippines, Timor-Leste, Lao

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Angola + 32 others
Health action in crises - annual report 2007

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises. A wide range of strategies and initiatives have come to fruition as a result of intensive work with WHO's regional offices, other humanitarian partners, and donors.

A six-year strategy on strengthening country capacity for risk reduction and emergency preparedness has been

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Viet Nam + 1 other
Southeast Asia: Appeal No. MAA51001 Programme Update No. 4

This report covers the period 1/7/2007 to 30/11/2007 of the 2006-07 appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The annual leadership together with the secretaries-general meeting in Phnom Penh

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Natural disasters claim 435 lives in Vietnam last year

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Xinhua
HANOI, Jan 2, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Natural disasters, mainly floods, hail, landslide and storms, claimed 435 lives and left 850 others missing or injured in Vietnam last year, Vietnam News newspaper reported Wednesday.

The disasters that hit 50 localities nationwide in 2007, also damaged 113,000 hectares of rice and many irrigation works, causing total property losses of some 725 million U.S. dollars, or one percent of GDP, the paper quoted the country's General Statistics Office as saying.

Consequently, 723,900 families, or a

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia - Pacific: Annual Appeals No. MAA50001 2008-2009

This appeal seeks CHF 2,019,827 (USD 1.8 million or EUR 1.22 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. Click here for budget summary.

This amount will be supplemented by CHF 8.2 million from the core budget to give an overall budget of CHF 10,219,826 (USD 9.14 million or EUR 6.19 million). This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years. More detailed information is provided in the 2008- 2009 Plan and Summary Matrix.

In a world of global challenges, continued

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Bangladesh + 13 others
Disasters in 2007 - floods, fires and hurricanes

PARIS, Dec 19, 2007 (AFP) - Some of the biggest disasters of 2007:

- In November, a cyclone kills around 3,300 people and leaves hundreds of thousands homeless and in desperate need of supplies in Bangladesh. A military-led relief effort, aided by a fleet of US helicopters, is hampered by huge logistical hurdles after many roads are washed away by a tidal wave or blocked by fallen trees.

- More than 3,200 people are killed and 25 million of others marooned and displaced in the worst floods in decades across South Asia between June and September. Heavy monsoon rains and snow

Agence France-Presse:

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Timor-Leste + 3 others
Southeast Asia: Annual Appeal No. MAA51001 2008-2009

This appeal seeks CHF 6,811,539 (USD 6.09 million or EUR 4.13 million) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 8,923,817 (USD 7.98 million or EUR 5.4 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years. More detailed information is provided in the 2008-2009 Plan and Summary Matrix.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease,

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Bangladesh + 6 others
WMO and Asian members tackle impacts of climate change on agriculture

Info Note No. 41

For use of the information media. Not an official record

Hanoi/Geneva, 19 December 2007 (WMO) - With climate change and drought threatening agriculture in Asia, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) met with regional members in Hanoi, Viet Nam, to promote sustainable farming practices to feed growing populations. The three-day meeting of WMO's Regional Association Asia Working Group on Agricultural Meteorology ended today.

The meeting started 17 December, the same day the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported

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Severe floodings in Vietnam : Malteser International protects survivors against diseases and cold

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Malteser
Cologne. With financial support from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Malteser International is handing out food items and blankets to the population of the provinces Quang-Nam and Danang in Central Vietnam most hit by the floods. Malteser International is also providing iron sheets for the construction of temporary shelters to 1,250 families. To prevent the outbreak of malaria, the organisation is distributing mosquito nets. The families also get additional washing agents and hygiene articles to ameliorate the hygiene situation and to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases.
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Vietnam announces end to acute diarrhea

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Xinhua
HANOI, Dec 10, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --Vietnam officially announced Monday an end to acute diarrhea after the disease started striking Hanoi capital and some neighboring localities on Oct. 23, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Between Oct. 23 and Nov. 24, acute diarrhea affected 1,991 people in Vietnam, of whom 295 were tested positive to cholera virus, announced the country's Health Ministry. Vietnam has seen no new cases of infections since Nov. 25.

There have been no fatalities caused by the disease in Vietnam since Oct. 23, the ministry said, noting that

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Natural disasters kill 117 people in Vietnam in November

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Xinhua
HANOI, Dec 5, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Natural disasters, mainly floods, whirlwinds and flood-tides, killed 117 people, left nine missing, and injured 88 in Vietnam in November, local newspaper Vietnam Economic Times reported Wednesday.

The disasters, mainly in the central region, also damaged over 400,000 houses, and many hectares of subsidiary crops and irrigation works, causing total property losses of over 3.4 trillion Vietnamese dong (VND) (212.5 million U.S. dollars) last month, the paper quoted a report of the country's General Statistics Office.

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Bangladesh + 7 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 184 - 19 to 25 Nov 2007

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
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More people die of dengue fever in Vietnam

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Xinhua
HANOI, Nov 21, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Vietnam has detected 78 fatalities due to dengue fever since the beginning of this year, increasing over 55 percent compare with the same period of last year, local newspaper Vietnam Agriculture reported Wednesday.

In the period, the number of dengue fever cases stood at 90,749, a year-on-year rise of 50 percent. Most of the cases have been found in the southern Mekong Delta region, whose weather conditions and local people's habit of storing water in containers at their houses favor the breeding of mosquitoes, the disease's transmitter.

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Angola + 21 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 183 - 12 to 18 Nov 2007

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition