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22 Sep 2017 description

The Mekong River Commission monitors the Mekong river daily, including water level, water quality, as well as flood and drought forecasting. Our data affirms that Typhoon Doksuri (Doksuri) is the main contributor to the rising water level in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).

19 Sep 2017 description

Following the passage of tropical cyclone DOKSURI in Vietnam, media reported that nine people were killed, four people went missing, 112 people were injured and more than 150 000 houses were damaged. The most affected provinces are Ha Tinh and Quang Binh (North Central Coast Region). National authorities reported that in the district of Ky Anh, 80 percent of houses, schools and health stations have been damaged.

In Thailand, DOKSURI affected eight provinces. Hundreds of house have been damaged by the floods and assessments are still ongoing.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

NINH BÌNH – Nearly 200 households in northern Ninh Bình Province have been in serious danger of landslides and flash floods for years, with resettlement funds yet to materialise.

In 2008, the households in Nho Quan and Gia Viễn districts got approval to be resettled due to the serious landslides and flash floods in the area.

In December 2012, the provincial People’s Committee revoked 435 square metres of land in Lạng Phong Commune and allocated more than 9,870 square metres of land to build two resettlement projects in Tràng An and Đồng An villages in Lạng Phong Commune.

19 Sep 2017 description

A meeting with National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) technical team leaders was convened by the Vietnam Red Cross Vice President Tran Quoc Hung, head of the NDRT team, o­n September 14 afternoon to discuss the action plan in coping with the Typhoon Doksuri which is forcasted to make landfall in central region of Vietnam o­n the afternoon of September 15, 2017.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Ahead of President Trump’s first address to the United Nations, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, NY. Oxfam rented the home and called on President Trump and other world leaders to do more to support and resettle refugees in the United States and around the world.

18 Sep 2017 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon Doksuri has caused significant impact with the details as follow: 9 death, 4 missing, 112 people injured, 1,185 houses collapsed, 152,559 houses damaged and 10,923 houses flooded;

  • The worst hit area were Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Provinces.

  • The national and local government along has provided relief activities to the affected population

  • The weather situation is improving in Viet Nam and the impact of the Typhoon is within the capacity of national government.

18 Sep 2017 description

The Government chief was accompanied by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

Arriving by road to Quang Binh from Da Nang City on September 15, PM Phuc asked local authorities to resume power supply and repair damaged houses.

At 7pm on the same day, PM Phuc had working session with leaders of Quang Binh province to evaluate the damages caused by the typhoon and ways to overcome the consequences.

16 Sep 2017 description
  • Typhoon DOKSURI made landfall in Vietnam on the afternoon of Friday 15 September as a Category 1 typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 135 kph and wind gusts up to 185 kph.

  • The worst hit areas were Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces, were more than 100,000 homes have been damaged, according to initial estimations. At least four people have reportedly been killed. Power was cut in large areas as a preventive measure, and more than 40 flights have been cancelled. A pre-emptive evacuation was carried out in four provinces, covering more than 60,000 people.

16 Sep 2017 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon Doksuri has made landfall in Viet Nam as Category 1 Typhoon with maximum sustained wind of 135 kph;

  • Four (4) persons reported dead, and 21 persons injured;

  • Thirty-three (33) houses collapsed and 121.289 houses damaged;

  • Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the hard-hit province today

  • Assessment of the impact is still on going;

16 Sep 2017 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon ‘Doksuri’ has made landfall in Viet Nam as a Category 1 typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 135 kph;

  • National and local authorities have put in place preparedness measures such as evacuation of at risk population, prepositioning of response capacities, early harvest, among others.

  • Assessment of the impact is still on going.

2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT

16 Sep 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: September, 16/2017 - 10:26

HÀ NỘI – Doksuri, the 10th storm arising in the East Sea so far this year, caused five deaths and dozens of injuries in six hours in Việt Nam yesterday.

15 Sep 2017 description

Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?

Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.

Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.

15 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over the South China Sea passing south of Hainan province (China), towards Vietnam. On 14 September at 18.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds speed of 167 km/h and its centre was located approx. 240 km south-east of the coast of Quang Binh province (North Central Coast, Vietnam).

15 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

Vietnam faces significant risks to multiple natural disasters such as floods, typhoons, droughts, and landslides. Approximately 60 percent of the total land area and 71 percent of the population are at risk of typhoons and floods.  Vietnam’s average annual direct economic losses from floods and typhoons are estimated at 0.8 percent of its gross domestic product—the third-highest percentage among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).