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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
map UNOSAT

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.

14 Dec 2017 description

Hanoi, 13 December 2017 – In response to Typhoon Damrey, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Vietnam’s central and south-central regions in early November, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (5.36 billion VND) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. The aid will respond to the urgent needs of more than 10 000 heavily impacted people in the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.

14 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

4.33M people affected

15 provinces affected

305,000 homes destroyed/damaged

Key Figures Humanitarian Response

1.1M people targeted

9 provinces prioritized

$54M funding requested (US$)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

13 Dec 2017 description

Ha Noi, 12 December 2017 – Poor and near-poor families affected by Typhoon Damrey in will get help to rebuild their homes thanks to a contribution of nearly 1 million USD from the Republic of Korea.

06 Dec 2017 description

With new funds provided by the Government of Canada, WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to support disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has allocated CAD 10 million (US$ 7.5 million) to the project entitled “Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydro-meteorological Events through Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and South East Asia. The grant represents Canada`s institutional support to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.

30 Nov 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

by Hoài Văn-Thanh Trần

QUẢNG NAM — Damrey, the twelfth typhoon that hit Việt Nam this year, struck Hà Thuận Village more than a month ago, but the roads to it in Duy Vinh Commune are still deep in mud.

And the commune’s Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Junior Secondary School in Duy Xuyên District is still a water-logged shambles. The winds that stripped all the leaves from the trees have also left the grounds full of mud.

Teachers shudder at the cleaning up they have had to do and what work remains before the school can get back in action.

29 Nov 2017 description

Feature

Iran

Affected areas Kermanshah province
Cause of displacement Disaster
Figures More than 70,000 new displacements between 12 and 14 November

Context