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Red Cross Grants Help Viet Nam Communities Affected by Typhoons

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.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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Viet Nam: Typhoon Wutip - Emergency appeal n° MDRVN012 6-month consolidated update (15 May 2014)

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.

Appeal history:

  • 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.

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Viet Nam Annual Report 2013 (MAAVN001)

Overview

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.

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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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Lao PDR: Flooding Situation Report No. 5 (as of 30 September 2013)

Highlights

  • 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
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 44 others
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.