As of 16 November, at least 67 people have died, 21 people have been injured, and 15 people are missing after Typhoon Vamco made landfall on the main island of Luzon on 11 November, only ten days after Super Typhoon Goni struck the country.
Destructive winds and torrential rainfalls caused landslides and the worst flooding in decades in the Cagayan Valley Region, submerged tens of thousands of homes in low-lying suburbs of the national capital, and affected many of the same areas in Bicol Region that were previously devastated by Super Typhoon Goni. According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), more than 442,600 people are displaced, as of 16 November. In Marikina City, which is part of Metro Manila, at least 40,000 houses are partially or fully flooded, according to local authorities. The Government and the Red Cross are conducting search and rescue operations, while humanitarian partners are assessing damage and needs in the affected areas. The AHA Centre has released relief items worth almost US$900,000 comprised of shelter material and non-food items to support the Government response.
443K people displaced as of 16 November
At least 460,000 people in the central provinces have been evacuated by Government authorities ahead of Typhoon Vamco which made landfall on 15 November.
Vamco brought strong winds, heavy rains, and caused storm surges in coastal regions in many of the provinces that were already dealing with the impacts of previous typhoons. In just over a month, Viet Nam has been hit by six storms which caused widespread floods and landslides, left at least 239 people dead or missing and directly affected 1.5 million people.
The humanitarian community has prioritized 177,000 of the most vulnerable and flood-affected for urgent assistance as part of the Viet Nam Flood Response Plan 2020.
460K people evacuated
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