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27 Nov 2018 description
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This typhoon Damrey Early Recovery analysis report is the product of active collaboration between UNDP and Government of Viet Nam’s newly established Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority. It builds on findings from an inter-agency early recovery rapid assessment conducted shortly after Typhoon Damrey but also draws on data and analysis from many experts and agencies operating at all levels.

24 Oct 2018 description

Ha Noi, 18 October 2018 - More than 120 delegates from eighteen provinces, representatives from eight ministries, UN agencies and international NGOs gathered today at a workshop on strengthening post-disaster recovery and reconstruction in Viet Nam. The workshop was organized by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is part of global efforts funded by the European Union in partnership with the UNDP and the World Bank to strengthen recovery in countries highly exposed to disasters like Viet Nam.

01 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

The Damrey typhoon in central Vietnam in late 2017 left over 4 million people in need of emergency assistance. Over 134 thousand houses were damaged, of which more than 3,500 were completely destroyed.
Occurring right before the APEC Summit, the disaster drew immediate attention from international media and leaders, resulting in quick responses from the Vietnamese and other governments to a few worst affected provinces.
Despite attracting less media attention, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam provinces were also severely affected.

27 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


Typhoon Damrey, or Storm No.12, made landfall in Vietnam on early Saturday morning, November 4th, 2017, with winds of up to 135 kilometers per hour impacting fifteen provinces in the South Central and Central Highlands regions. Among those, Khanh Hoa was the most affected province with high number of deaths and missing people, seriously damaged infrastructure, collapsed or damaged houses, and severe losses to agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry sectors.

25 Jun 2018 description


25 May 2018 description

by Jenty Kirsch-Wood, UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist

When typhoon Damrey ripped through south-central Viet Nam in November 2017, more than 3000 families found themselves homeless. UNDP, with support from the Government of Korea, responded rapidly with a safe-housing reconstruction project targeted towards 300 poor or near poor households that were considered particularly vulnerable.

25 May 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Some 73,100 residents in areas affected by typhoon Damrey late last year now have access to fresh water and sanitation.

This has been possible due to a six-month effort by local and international agencies, including UNICEF.

According to a report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the beneficiaries include residents of 20,245 families in 30 communes of the central provinces of Thừa Thiên-Huế, Bình Định and Phú Yên.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

08 May 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) Society has preserved VNĐ102 billion (US$4.53 million), including money and goods, to prepare for the 2018 natural disaster prevention season.

The goods include daily essential tools, house tools, tents, mobile toilets, Aquatabs water purification tablets, water purification tools and water tanks.

VNRC presented its disaster prevention agenda at a pre-disaster meeting and workshop on the introduction of new models of provincial disaster response teams in Hà Nội today.

08 May 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NGÃI — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in co-operation with the central Quảng Ngãi Province, has handed over 40 ‘safe’ houses to poor people living in flood and storm vulnerable communes in the province.

These houses, which were built and designed with the participation of local residents, aim to support local people construct structurally-sound houses that could prevent them from storm and flood damage.

07 May 2018 description

Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future

With significant economic growth over recent decades, Viet Nam is widely considered a development success story. Once one of the poorest nations in the world, the country of almost 100 million citizens is now lower middle-income with aspirations of becoming industrialized by the year 2020.

09 Apr 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam appreciates the humanitarian activities conducted by Vietnam Red Cross Society. The Vietnam Red Cross has been successful in humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy, which make the National Society be able to support millions of poor and disabled people to have a warm and happy new year.

16 Mar 2018 description

Quang Nam province, 16 March 2018 – Quang Nam province, supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, held a ground-breaking ceremony for the first 5 of 80 resilient houses in Quang Nam Province.

23 Feb 2018 description

13 February 2018, Quang Ngai, Viet Nam – The Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have handed over storm-resilient houses to households in the province of Quang Ngai. Thirty-seven houses have been built so far, with more than 300 houses to be built in 2018.

19 Dec 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent in Ho Chi Minh City area and surroundings, as observed from the Radarsat-2 SAR image acquired on 18 December 2017. In the analysed area (~3000 km2) about 5,400 ha of lands, mainly agricultural and paddy fields are likely flooded. In addition, using WorldPop data, we can estimate that ~220,000 people are living within flooded areas.

14 Dec 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 22 November to 13 December 2017. The next report will be issued once new information becomes available.