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Viet Nam: Flood and Typhoons Emergency Appeal No. MDRVN006 Operations Update No. 7 Three-Month Report

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GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000207-VNM

Three-month consolidated report Period covered by this operations update: 2 October to 31 December 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 5,571,176 (USD 5.47 million or EUR 3.67 million);

Appeal coverage: This appeal is 73 percent covered to date, and 77 per cent covered including pledges in the pipeline1. Funds are still needed to enable Viet Nam Red Cross to continue providing the necessary humanitarian assistance to those affected by this disaster.

Appeal history:

- The revised emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2009 for CHF 5,571,176 (USD 5.47 million or EUR 3.67 million) to assist 60,000 families (approximately 270,000 people) for 12 months.

- This emergency appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 2 October 2009 for CHF 4,939,626 (USD 4.75 million or EUR 3.25 million) to assist 50,000 families (approximately 210,000 people) for 12 months.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 314,064 (USD 324,167 or EUR 214,633) was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society in initial emergency response.


Typhoon Ketsana struck central Viet Nam on 29 September, sweeping through 12 provinces and causing widespread destruction. Up to 170 deaths were reported, 860 people injured and 12 missing, while more than 21,000 homes were completely destroyed with a further 473,500 sustaining heavy damage. Some 356,000 people were forced to evacuate to safer ground. Agriculture across the provinces suffered the loss of over 103,000 hectares of crops, and food security has been threatened with almost 39,000 tonnes of rice harvest damaged.