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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°5 - Seven-month consolidated update

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.

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Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip - Revised emergency appeal n° MDRVN012 (24 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).

Appeal History:

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Viet Nam Development operational report Quarter 3 & 4, 2013 (MAAVN001)

  1. 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.

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Floods DREF operation n° MDRLA003 Update No. 2

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.

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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°4

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.

Appeal history:

· 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.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Viet Nam 23-December-2013

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

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Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip - Revised emergency appeal n° MDRVN012

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).

Appeal History:

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Natural disasters leave 20 dead in October

Report
Xinhua

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.

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Viet Nam: Typhoon Haiyan Information Bulletin n° 1

Typhoon Haiyan is forecast to hit the same provinces affected by two major storms in October, which are currently experiencing heavy rains and flash floods due to a tropical depression.

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Floods DREF operation n° MDRLA003 Update No. 1

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).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22 - 29 October

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip - Emergency appeal n° MDRVN012 Operation update n°2

Typhoons Wutip and Nari hit Viet Nam within two weeks, causing significant damage. Almost 120,000 people were affected by Wutip, while assessments are still underway for Nari.

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ECHO Factsheet - Lao PDR, October 2013

  • 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.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 – 22 October

There have been 2,936 new cases of cholera and 83 deaths in Haiti in one week, already more than half the cases reported during September.

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Vietnam: Typhoon NARI and update on Typhoon WUTIP Situation Report No. 2 (as of 21 October 2013)

Highlights

  • Heavy rainfall after typhoon NARI has caused severe and extensive flooding between 15 and 19 October in the three provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

  • As of 21 Oct, there is still some localized flooding in Ha Tinh. Flood risks are under control in other provinces.

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Lao PDR - Cyclones WUTIP and NARI (ECHO Daily Flash, 17/10/2013)

ECHO will contribute EUR 166 000 to IFRC emergency intervention following the devastating effects of cyclone WUTIP which brought heavy rainfall to the Southern provinces of Champasak, Salavan, Xekong and Attapeu. The Lao Red Cross is targeting 10 000 beneficiaries (2 000 families) for immediate assistance with basic food and non-food items.

ECHO is closely following the situation with regards the additional impact of cyclone NARI and a mission could be deployed, depending on the field assessment.

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Vietnam: Typhoon NARI and update on Typhoon WUTIP Situation Report No. 1 (as of 17 October 2013)

Highlights

  • Within the first 2 weeks of October, the central provinces of Vietnam have been severely affected by two Typhoons NARI and WUTIP.

  • After making landfalls on 15 Oct with a Category 1, Typhoon NARI kept its strength and moved to Laos and Thailand.

  • Heavy rainfall after the typhoon has caused severe flooding in three provinces Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh

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Singapore Red Cross extends humanitarian aid to multiple disasters across southeast Asia

  • Relief mission departs tomorrow

  • First tranche of aid to the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is leading relief efforts to Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam following the widespread devastation caused by recent tropical storms and typhoons, and most recently, the earthquake in Bohol, Philippines.