Viet Nam

Viet Nam: Flooding Response Plan (Dec 2017-Nov 2018)


Key Figures

4.33M people affected

15 provinces affected

305,000 homes destroyed/damaged

Key Figures Humanitarian Response

1.1M people targeted

9 provinces prioritized

$54M funding requested (US$)


Typhoon Damrey made landfall on 4 November, causing flooding that affected 15 provinces in Central Viet Nam creating acute water, sanitation, shelter, and food emergency needs. More than 4.33 million people were affected at the peak of the floods, with almost 400,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance from national and international partners.

As a result of the typhoon, 107 people were killed. Serious infrastructure damage was reported in all 15 affected provinces; more than 305,000 houses were damaged, including 3,500 homes that were completely destroyed. Following the typhoon, 50,000 households are in urgent need of food assistance, and 100,000 households have lost their livelihoods. More than 125,000 hectares of rice and vegetables were destroyed and aquaculture in Viet Nam was severely affected, with 133,000 hectares of shrimp farms flooded and over 70,000 aquaculture cages swept away. The provinces affected by Typhoon Damrey have been affected by a series of storms since 2016, weakening household coping capacities as their productive assets have been lost. The Government of Viet Nam estimates the economic loss to be US$630.5 million.

At the end of November, the UN in Viet Nam estimated that approx. US$54 million humanitarian funding is required for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods, and shelter activities. While relief operations have begun, additional financial support will be vital to address short, medium and long-term needs to help communities recover from the storm and floods, and strengthen the resilience of affected communities.