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21 Nov 2002 description

Ha Noi, Nov. 21 (VNA) -- President Tran Duc Luong has highly valued IFRC's assistance to Viet Nam over the past years and its contributions to developing humanitarian activities in the country.

President Luong received Mannel Suarezdel Toro Rivero, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in Ha Noi on Nov. 21 morning.

21 Jun 2001 description


Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.

16 Nov 2000 description


Background

Vietnam experiences nearly annual flooding during its monsoon season, which typically runs from July to November. Flooding has been particularly devastating this year in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam, where prolonged and heavy monsoons since July have caused the worst flooding in sixty years.

19 Sep 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services remains committed to flood relief efforts in Vietnam's central provinces. The flooding of 1999-2000 was the worst to hit Vietnam in the last century.

07 Mar 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services recently visited Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri in the central provinces and remains committed to Vietnam's flood relief efforts. Agency staff continues to respond to the worst flooding to hit Vietnam in the last century.

16 Feb 2000 description
report CARE

Ten tons of seeds distributed in time to produce April harvest

15 Feb 2000 description

Appeal no. 32/99 - Period covered: 7 December 1999 - 7 February 2000

01 Feb 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues to respond to the worst flooding to hit Vietnam this century. Currently, the regions of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Da Nang City are still experiencing life-threatening floods.

11 Jan 2000 description
report Save the Children

The floods that hit Vietnam on 2nd November 1999 were the worst in 40 years. Just as people were beginning to rebuild their livelihoods, they were hit by a second wave of floods during the first week of December. Altogether the floods have caused damage in 7 provinces, killed more than 700 people and affected about 800,000 homes. Over 100,000 hectares of agricultural land have been damaged or destroyed along with livestock and other assets. Three of the worst hit provinces are Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Tri.

06 Jan 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues to respond to the worst flooding to hit Vietnam this century. Currently, the regions of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Da Nang City are still experiencing life-threatening floods.

22 Dec 1999 description

New information is underlined.

Background: During the first two weeks of November 1999, six provinces in central Vietnam (Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Sing Dinh), as well as the city of Da Nang, experienced the heaviest rainfall and flooding to hit the region in 40 years. Then, in the first week of December, heavy rainfall again hit the region, leading to even more severe flooding in the central provinces. The second flood disaster affected the provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.

16 Dec 1999 description
  1. Situation Analysis of Storm No.10:
    In the afternoon of 15 December 1999, Storm No. 10 weakened to a tropical depression.
16 Dec 1999 description

The European Commission has approved humanitarian aid worth euro 1.2 million for victims of flooding in Vietnam, Cambodia and Tibet (China). The aid will be managed by the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and will enable humanitarian organisations to carry out urgent projects for the next three to six months. Torrential rainstorms far exceeding normal seasonal flooding have affected Vietnam since the end of October. The country has experienced its worst flooding for 40 years, with a total of seven million people affected across several provinces.

16 Dec 1999 description

QUANG NGAI, Vietnam - A flood victim in central Vietnam receives kitchen supplies and a blanket. In late October and early November heavy rains caused severe flooding in central Vietnam and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) responded with $30,000 Cdn./$20,000 U.S. The funds went to purchase kitchen pots and pans, blankets, mosquito nets, rice and iron sheets. Various groups, including Vietnamese Mennonites, the local Vietnamese Red Cross and World Concern, are distributing these items.

15 Dec 1999 description

Just one month after Vietnam's worst flooding of the century, the central provinces are under water again. More than 1 million homes have been destroyed since October.

14 Dec 1999 description
report World Bank

December 14, 1999- Just in time for the Vietnam Consultative Group meeting on December 14 and 15, the World Bank has drawn up plans to help the Southeast Asian nation recover from the worst flooding in a century. Already a conference of great significance, the timing of the CG meeting offers an important opportunity: it may be used as a forum to launch plans to help better address such natural disasters in the future.

11 Dec 1999 description


as of 16:00 on 10 December 1999
According to the official report by the CCFSC to DMU on 11 December 1999