Viet Nam

UNICEF Vietnam Humanitarian Situation Report No. 12, 15 December 2016

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520,000 # of children affected
out of 2,000,000 # of people affected

600,000 # hectares of damaged crops
1,750,000 # people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016 US$48.5 million
UNICEF funds received: US$4 million

Highlights

  • A high-level mid-point review and National Conference on Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Ninh Thuan province on 15 December, 15, co-chaired by the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Minister of Embassy of Japan in Viet Nam, Vice Chair of Ninh Thuan People’s Committee and the UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam. A video statement from the Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office introduced the global and regional perspectives and orientation on child-centred disaster risk reduction within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework. The conference reviewed lessons learnt from the on-going emergency response and set out a strategic direction for child-centred disaster risk reduction in Viet Nam linked to the Government’s SEDP plans at national and sub-national levels.

  • Heavy rainfall has resulted in severe flooding in Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Thua Thien-Hue provinces. According to the summary situation update prepared by the UN Disaster Risk Management Team of which UNICEF is a member, 111,851 houses have been flooded and approximately 450,000 people affected. Government search-and-rescue and relief operations are ongoing and accelerating. Immediate needs identified include food, water,
    WASH, livelihood recovery, cash for debris clearance and repair of road and irrigation infrastructure. The UN Disaster Management Working Group (represented by civil society organizations) will hold a meeting on 19 December, involving Government officials.