After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country.
The most affected provinces in Viet Nam were Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị, followed by Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, and Thừa Thiên Huế. 13 people were killed. Over 200,000 houses were unroofed, and 528 houses collapsed. 843 schools, 120 health centers and almost 19,000 hectares paddy, cash-crop and perennial trees damaged were damaged. (UNCT, 9 Oct 2013)
Two weeks later, Typhoon Nari made landfall in Viet Nam.
As of 25 Oct, the water had receded from the flooded provinces (UNCT, 25 Oct 2013).
The American Red Cross contributed $100,000 to assist with relief efforts in Vietnam following the devastation caused by Typhoons Wutip and Nari in the fall of 2013. The funding is being used to provide cash grants, which help people rebuild their lives, farms and communities. In April, the American Red Cross also deployed a specialist to assist with training and monitoring the disbursement of these cash grants.
Period covered by this update: 7 October 2013 to 31 March 2014. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative andfinancial).
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,036,744.
Appeal coverage: The appeal is currently 99 percent covered in hard and soft pledges.
24 March 2014: The second revised emergency appeal was issued for CHF 1,036,744 to assist 37,850 beneficiaries (7,570 households) for 12 months in nine provinces, until the end of September 2014.
In 2013, IFRC programme interventions to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in the areas of disaster preparedness, community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR), healthcare and organizational development reached a total of 3,083,643 people, out of which 242,884 were direct beneficiaries.
Summary: This update summarizes the progress made since the allocation of Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – and subsequently the launch of emergency appeal to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in providing assistance to families affected by typhoons and floods on Luzon Island – until 15 March 2014.
This revised emergency appeal seeks CHF 1,036,744 in cash, kind, or services to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to assist 37,850 beneficiaries (7,570 households) for twelve months in nine provinces affected by typhoons Wutip and Nari, and will be completed by the end of September 2014. A final report will be made available by 31 December 2014 (three months after the end of the operation).
- Executive summary
During the second half of the year, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) supported the Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to provide assistance to 54,848 direct beneficiaries and 431,019 indirect beneficiaries through its disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, healthcare and organizational development programmes.
Summary: CHF 292,168 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Lao Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries (2,000 families).
Significant progress was made during this reporting period, with the major objectives of the operation completed well ahead of schedule. Suppliers were selected, materials procured, and, most importantly, all planned distributions were carried out.
Period covered: 16 October to 31 December 2013
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,856,354
Appeal coverage: The appeal is 54 per cent covered in hard and soft pledges.
· On 19 September 2013 an emergency appeal was issued for CHF 1,856,354 to deliver assistance to 15,000 families (75,000 people) in eight months.
· On 26 August 2013 a preliminary emergency appeal was launched for CHF 1,681,554 to deliver assistance to 15,000 families (75,000 people) in eight months.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Despite localized floods the overall 2013/14 winter/spring planting expected to be up
2013 rice production estimated to reach record level. Lower rice exports in 2013
Domestic prices of rice remain generally stable at low levels
This revised emergency appeal seeks CHF 2,623,263 in cash, kind, or services to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to assist 34,000 beneficiaries (6,800 households) for ten months in nine provinces, and will be completed by the end of July 2014. A final report will be made available by 31 October 2014 (three months after the end of the operation).
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters across China claimed 20 lives in October, causing direct economic losses of 63.6 billion yuan (10.4 billion U.S. dollars), according to an official statement on Monday.
Disasters affected nearly over 13 million and forced relocation of nearly 1.5 million, said information from the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally named storm number 13, is expected to hit Central Viet Nam on Sunday, 10 November, after hitting the Philippines on Friday as a category-5 storm and wind strength of 230 kilometres per hour. This is said to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded, with sustained wind strength of about 195 kilometres per hour and expected to hit Viet Nam was a category -2 or 3 typhoon. It is estimated that 6.5 million people will be affected by the storm.
Update No. 1 covering period 3 October – 31 October 2013
Summary: CHF 292,168 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 10,000 beneficiaries (2,000 families).
With the onset of this year’s monsoon season in June, the river Nam Xan rose rapidly, eventually overflowing its banks in various places, causing widespread flooding and flash floods in the northern and central provinces of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
- About 224,200 people (32,356 households) in five southern provinces of Salavan, Champasak, Attepeu, Savannakhet and Xekong have been affected by floods
- 280 families in Salavan and Champasak were evacuated with 3 deaths reported in Champasak
- One hospital, five health care centres and nearly 100 ground water pumps were damaged by the floods
- Food, drinking water and medicines are the immediate needs, especially in Salavan, Champasak and Attepeu
In Syria, fighting has intensified in October with the Government gaining control of strategic areas around Damascus and south of Aleppo. Meanwhile, while the number of Syrian refugees has reached almost 2.2 million people, parties to the conflict and international actors are increasingly focused on the Geneva II conference scheduled to take place in November after having been postponed several times.
Period covered in this update: 14 October to 21 October 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,114,739 in cash, kind and services.
Appeal coverage: The appeal is currently 35 per cent covered in hard and soft pledges.
· This emergency appeal was initially launched on 7 October 2013 on a preliminary basis for CHF 2,114,739 to assist 37,500 beneficiaries (7,500 households) for ten months.
Poverty reduction, outbreaks of tropical diseases and vulnerability to natural disasters such as droughts and floods are the main challenges in Lao PDR.
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, ECHO, has been supporting specific Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) projects in Lao PDR to help communities better prepare for natural disasters since 2008.
ECHO assists the affected communities also in the aftermath of a disaster. Since 1998, ECHO has granted €16.4 million for response to natural disasters in Lao PDR.