Viet Nam

UNICEF Vietnam Humanitarian Situation Report No. 17, 31 May 2017

Originally published


# of children affected out of
# of people affected

# hectares of damaged crops

# people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected)
# provinces affected out of
Government-One UN Joint
Emergency Response Plan 2016
US$48.5 million

UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million


  • The final review conference on the drought and salt water intrusion emergency response supported by UNICEF was held in Ha Noi on 18 May 2017, which also marked the National Day of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The conference was co-chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (as chair of the inter-ministerial Central Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control), Minister (Deputy Ambassador) of Japan and UNICEF Representative, with 238 participants from central and sub-national levels as well as the development community.

  • The After Action Review (evaluation) confirmed the emergency response was effective and a positive step towards more integrated programming. Building on existing partnerships and enhancing new ones, the response was found to be well-aligned to national laws and policies and supported Viet Nam’s long-term development and DRR initiatives. Key findings, lessons learnt and recommendations were presented at the final review conference of the emergency response and will be covered in detail within a final report available in mid-June 2017.

  • National WATSAN week, supported by UNICEF, was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Ha Noi on 25 April 2017. It called for enhanced policies and plans as well as capacities of children and communities focused on child-centred disaster risk reduction (DRR), clean water, sanitation and hygiene as key priorities.
    This initiative also aimed to accelerate progress towards international commitments, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sendai Framework.