Vietnam: Heavy Rainfall and Flooding in Northern Viet Nam | Situation Report No.3 (as of 7 August 2015)

Report
from UN Country Team in Viet Nam
Published on 07 Aug 2015

Highlights

  • WHO plans to release 500,000 aquatabs for purification of drinking water to Quang Ninh, following the request from Quang Ninh Department of Health. The distribution will start by early next week from 10 Aug 2015

  • Save the Children (SC) is planning to support the hard hit households with non-food items in Quang Ninh,and WASH experts from SC will assess water and sanitation needs and gaps in the province on 8-9 August.

  • World Vision International (WVI) has provided immediate food aid to 57 households in Tuan Giao (Dien Bien) and a motorised rubber lifeboat and lifejackets for 65 households in Cat Hai (Hai Phong).

  • The UNDRMT and DMWG humanitarian partners held a meeting on 7 August to share updates and take decisions on next steps. All parties have agreed that the Government and local authorities have generally responded well to the current impacts of the flooding. Rapid field assessment from Quang Ninh indicated that the majority of communities are beginning recovery from the disasters.

  • Humanitarian agencies are encouraged to support and coordinate with WHO and the two INGOs who are currently operating in Quang Ninh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien (Save the Children and World Vision) to fill the remaining humanitarian gaps for the most affected households in the next 2-3 weeks, to complement the Government efforts.

  • The Central Committee for Natural disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) estimated initial economic loss of more than US$16m from the flooding and landslide in all Northern provinces. This is in addition to the initial estimated loss of flooding in Quang Ninh of VND 2,000 billion (US$92million) (see Sitrep #1)

  • Key summary of damages since 27 July as reported by CCNDPC as of 7PM 6 August:

  • Fatalities & Missing 32 & 3

  • Injured 48
  • National Roaderosion (m3) 459,2141
  • School flooded/damaged 18
  • Agriculture areas damaged (ha) 15,414
  • Irrigation system damaged (m) 55,877