WFP uses satellites and climate modelling to boost resilience to climate change in Viet Nam
Hanoi – A report launched today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Viet Nam found that rural livelihoods in Viet Nam are highly sensitive to climate change, especially in the northern mountainous regions and the central highlands. The report also found that resilience must be boosted to safeguard food security and nutrition progress made in recent years.
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.
The ninth storm of the year to hit Vietnam has veered toward Ho Chi Minh City.
Instead of moving westwards as forecast earlier, Usagi has changed course and is now heading south.
As of Friday morning the storm lay centered around 410 kilometers (254 miles) to the east of the region between Ninh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces, and packed winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour. Ba Ria-Vung Tau, home to the popular beach town Vung Tau, lies next to HCMC.
VGP – As the ninth tropical storm, which was predicted to be complicated, was likely to hit areas where natural disasters merely arrive, it is necessary for competent agencies and localities to stay alert and make proper preparations, said Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung.
Deputy PM Dung made the point at a video-conference of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on preparation for the ninth tropical storm.
Implementation of the mission plan for disaster control, search and rescue (SAR) in localities in 2018, the inspection delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) led by Deputy Minister Le Cong Thanh has worked with 4 provinces including Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Lao Cai in order to exchange and discuss the situation and happenings of natural disasters in localities over the past time, the plan to prevent and respond to natural disasters in the locality as well as the shortcomings, limitations and remedies.