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22 May 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 336,193 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,405,216 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in delivering assistance and support to 24,050 people (reduced from 30,775 people) affected by floods in late 2016. The operation is focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; and disaster risk reduction. The main changes are the removal of recovery shelter and National Society capacity development components.

14 Feb 2017 description

The year 2016 has been a tough year for Vietnam.

Impoverished by the worst drought and salt water intrusion in more than 90 years that lasted for 24 months since late 2014 affecting 2 million people in 18 provinces (UN Viet Nam, 27th Oct 2016), the long-awaited monsoon rain brought the country into the other extreme: 5 consecutive floods in just 2 months affecting 18 provinces, causing 134 deaths and landing 1 million people in need of recovery assistance. (UN Viet Nam Sit. Report 1, 31st Dec 2016).

07 Feb 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HCM CITY— Heavy rains in the southern region that began on Thursday are expected to continue in HCM City and neighbouring provinces over the next few days, according to the Southern Regional Hydro-meteorological Centre.

The torrential rains, occurring during the dry season, began around 4 pm on Thursday in HCM City, lasting until 10:30 pm.

The heaviest rainfall was estimated at 110 millimetres in District 8, followed by Bình Tân District with 78.5 millimetres and District 7 with 76 millimetres.

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

23 Jan 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jan 2017.
17 Jan 2017 description
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ĐỒNG THÁP – The Đồng Tháp Province People’s Committee has approved a project to control flooding and regulate freshwater in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds).

The work, to cost VNĐ664billion (US$30 million), will be funded by official development assistance, public money and private investors.

It will be undertaken in the districts of Hồng Ngự, Tam Nông and Thanh Bình and Hồng Ngự Town, and completed by 2022.

It will mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural mishaps, safeguarding local livelihoods.

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000 # of children affected out of
2,000,000 # of people affected

600,000 # hectares of damaged crops
1,750,000 # people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016
US$48.5 million

UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million

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11 Jan 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on all related agencies to check the high-tide controlling culvert system is in good shape to prevent unexpected occurrences during Tết (the Lunar New Year).

It comes after the valves of two culverts in District 12, in Thạnh Xuân Ward’s Cán Dù and Thạnh Lộc Ward’s Cả Bốn, broke on Monday evening and many houses were flooded to a depth of 30-40cm.

The flooding badly affected 50 households in Thạnh Xuân and 30 in Thạnh Lộc in addition to many small traders in Ngã Tư Ga Market.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Chinese Red Cross Society has donated US$100,000 through the Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to help flood victims in the central region of Việt Nam.

Chinese Ambassador to Việt Nam Hong Xiao Yong handed over the donation to VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu at a ceremony on Friday in Hà Nội.

Thu praised the support of the Chinese government and its people, adding that she believed co-operation between the two societies would further develop to a higher level, especially in emergency aid, disaster prevention and rehabilitation programmes.

03 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

East Asia and the Pacific region remains extremely prone to natural hazards, with significant human casualties and economic losses – more than 40 million people were affected by disasters in 2015. Children are among the most vulnerable to natural hazards, and suffer short-term and long-lasting negative impacts on health, nutrition, protection and education. Population growth, rapid urbanization and climate change continue to exacerbate the impact of disasters, which are expected to occur more frequently and with greater intensely, and to impact larger populations in the coming years.

31 Dec 2016 description

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 Since mid-October, a series of five consecutive floods has affected provinces in Central and South-Central Viet Nam and the Central Highlands, resulting in human loss, significant damage to housing and infrastructure, and severe crop and livestock damage and loss.

 The six most affected provinces are Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen - with 10 to 30 per cent of the total population per province estimated to have been affected by one or more floods.

31 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production declined in 2016

  • Rice exports forecast to increase in 2017

  • Domestic prices of rice increased in November

Cereal production declined in 2016

23 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000 # of children affected
out of 2,000,000 # of people affected

600,000 # hectares of damaged crops
1,750,000 # people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016 US$48.5 million
UNICEF funds received: US$4 million

Highlights

22 Dec 2016 description

SITUATION

  • Heavy rain has continued to affect the central and southern provinces of the country over the past week causing more casualties and damage. Approx. 83 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Nha Trang city (Khánh Hòa Province) over 19-20 December.

  • As of 21 December early morning (UTC), the AHA Centre reported that the death toll has reached 24 people, two have gone missing, 16 have been injured and over 117 000 houses have been damaged in several central provinces of the country.

22 Dec 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday requested provincial authorities to urgently support residents in rebuilding houses and repairing those on the verge of collapse.

In a tour to examine the living conditions of flood affected residents in the central Bình Định Province yesterday, he also encouraged local residents to overcome difficulties and restabilise their lives.

21 Dec 2016 description
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Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA — At least two people - an elderly woman and a child - were killed and six others injured today when a landslide buried 10 houses in Nha Trang City.

Initial information suggests that thousands of cubic metres of rock and soil slipped down the slope of a hill in Phước Đồng Commune’s Phước Lộc Village suddenly early on Tuesday.

“A large amount of rocks and soil from the mountain fell on people’s homes within minutes. It happened so quickly that they couldn’t do anything but run out of their houses,” said Đặng Văn Vững, a local resident.

21 Dec 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health yesterday issued a warning of disease outbreaks due to prolonged flooding in central provinces.

The ministry asked the health sector in the central provinces to carry out surveillance of diseases including sending mobile teams to flood hit areas.

20 Dec 2016 description

Floods, caused by heavy rainfall between 13-16 Dec., have receded significantly, with only 2,240 houses in Binh Dinh province still flooded as of 19 Dec. 5pm. Reservoirs in the affected areas are at 95-100% of their full capacity, so controlled discharge is still on-going. The most affected provinces are Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh.

According to the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), the impact of the 13-16 Dec. floods is as follows: (reported as of 20 Dec.)

  • 26 deaths, 1 missing and 16 injured

20 Dec 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

CENTRAL REGION — Governmental agencies and donors have sent emergency aid of 23 tonnes of dry provisions, 25,000 boxes of instant noodle and 10,000 bottles of water to flood affected provinces in the central region.

The Centre of Flood and Storm Prevention in the Central and Central Highlands regions reported yesterday that over 3,400 tonnes of rice seeds and more than 18,000 tonnes of sugarcane, bean, cassava, ground nut and vegetable saplings have been delivered to worst-hit provinces from Thừa Thiên-Huế to Ninh Thuận.