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29 Aug 2017 description



From the middle of October until the end of December of 2016, very heavy rainfall caused by a combination of tropical depressions and the North-Eastern monsoon produced five consecutive periods of flooding in eighteen provinces in central Vietnam (North Central, South Central Coast, and the Central Highland regions), significantly affecting their people and economies.

28 Jun 2017 description

Emergency Appeal no MDRVN014

EA update no 2: 15 June 2017

Timeframe covered by this update: 27 October 2016 – 31 May 2017

Operation start date: 17 Nov 2016

Operation timeframe: 9 months (November 2016 – July 2017)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

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.

17 Nov 2016 description

Appeal n° MDRVN014

Glide n° TC-2016-000111-VNM

30,775 people to be assisted

144,866 Swiss francs DREF allocated

1,405,215 Swiss francs current Appeal budget

Appeal ends 31 July 2017 (9 months)

Appeal launched 17 November 2016

19 Oct 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

Local authorities have been placed on full alert for typhoon Sarika, which is predicted to make landfall in areas from Quảng Ninh to Hải Phòng at around 4pm today.

The storm was located 330km southeast of Quảng Ninh-Hải Phòng provinces at 4pm yesterday, with wind speed at the eye of the storm reaching 135km per hour, according to the National Hdyrometeorological Forecast Centre.

The storm keeps moving north and north-west and is expected to weaken into a low tropical pressure in the next 36 hours.

18 Oct 2016 description

By Ly Nguyen, IFRC

Severe flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in the central provinces of Vietnam has forced thousands of families to evacuate to safer grounds and left many other residents stranded without food or safe drinking water in their homes.

18 Oct 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – All administrations and agencies have been placed on alert for Storm Sarika even as several central provinces reel under the impact of severe flooding damage.

Heavy rains and flooding in the central region, including the provinces of Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế, have claimed 15 lives and injured 18 others. Nine others have been reported missing, according to the latest report from the National Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Prevention and Control.

18 Oct 2016 description
  • Heavy rainfall by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone AERE that affected the country on 13-14 October as well as by the NW Monsoon has caused extended flooding in central Vietnam. As of 16 October local media reported 24 people killed and nine missing, with 18 of the fatalities in Quang Binh. International media report 70 000 houses damaged by floods in Quang Binh and another 25 000 in Ha Tinh, as well as extended damage to crops.

18 Oct 2016 description
  • SARIKA (KAREN) made landfall in the Aurora province, in eastern Luzon in the Philippines at around 18.00 UTC on 15 October, as a strong Typhoon with max. sust. winds of the order of 200 km/h. It crossed swiftly the island of Luzon from east to west, passing through the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Vizcava, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan, losing some strength but remaining a Typhoon. It emerged over the South China Sea a few hours after landfall and moved W-NW in the general direction of Hainan province of China.

17 Oct 2016 description

VGP – Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung chaired an urgent video-teleconference to prepare for Sarika, the seventh tropical storm to hit Viet Nam this year.

Earlier, the Deputy PM inspected flood emergency relief in four central provinces.

Bracing for the most powerful storm

Hoang Duc Cuong, Director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting was quoted as saying that typhoon Sarika may be one of the strongest typhoons to hit Viet Nam in recent years.