Typhoon Wutip - Oct 2013
After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country.
The most affected provinces in Viet Nam were Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị, followed by Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, and Thừa Thiên Huế. 13 people were killed. Over 200,000 houses were unroofed, and 528 houses collapsed. 843 schools, 120 health centers and almost 19,000 hectares paddy, cash-crop and perennial trees damaged were damaged. (UNCT, 9 Oct 2013)
Two weeks later, Typhoon Nari made landfall in Viet Nam.
As of 25 Oct, the water had receded from the flooded provinces (UNCT, 25 Oct 2013).
6.8 million population (2016) 50.2% Female 49.8% Male
23.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2012)
US$2,353 lower middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
Lao PDR is vulnerable to recurrent, sudden-onset and slow onset natural disasters with floods as well as storms and typhoons causing the most serious humanitarian impacts.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.
Facts & Figures
EU humanitarian assistance
Cambodia: €14.6 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009
Lao PDR: €17 million in response to natural disasters since 1998
Vietnam: €26.6 million in response to natural disasters since 1994
€31.7 million for disaster preparedness in the three Mekong countries since 1995, including €1.6 million in 2016-2017
In 2013 Typhoon Wutip made landfall in Central Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of houses were unroofed and over 500 collapsed. Hectares and hectares of paddy fields were damaged.
With support from the EU, Plan International, as well as Save the Children, joined the local government in providing emergency response support and recovery assistance to the people in the affected areas. A cash transfer project helped locals re-establish their livelihoods.
Period covered by this Final Report: 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 (cumulative narrative and financial report).
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,036,744.
Appeal coverage: 100 per cent
1 October 2013: CHF 266,261 was advanced from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to initiate distribution and support the assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
- 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.
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.
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.
· 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.
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
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).
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.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally named storm number 13, is expected to hit Central Viet Nam on Sunday, 10 November, after hitting the Philippines on Friday as a category-5 storm and wind strength of 230 kilometres per hour. This is said to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded, with sustained wind strength of about 195 kilometres per hour and expected to hit Viet Nam was a category -2 or 3 typhoon. It is estimated that 6.5 million people will be affected by the storm.