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Viet Nam: Floods Emergency appeal No. MDRVN005 Interim final report

Situation Report
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GLIDE no. FF-2008-000211-VNM

Period covered by this final report: 12 November 2008 to 12 September 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 4,779,038 (USD 4.07 million or EUR 3.17 million)

Final appeal coverage: 47%

Appeal history:

- This emergency appeal was initially launched on 12 November 2009 for CHF 4,779,037 (USD 4.07 million or EUR 3.17 million) for 10 months to assist 70,000 households (or 293,860 beneficiaries).


Under this operation, the objectives of this appeal were largely achieved within the given timeframe. The distribution of rice throughout the relief phase reached some 68,959 families (or 196,729 people) in nine of the provinces worst-affected by these floods. The distribution of non-food items was also completed, reaching up to 26,655 families (or 112,986 people). While the number of beneficiaries who received household kits and rice exceeded the planned number, limited funding to this appeal compelled readjustment of the activities under the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, and livelihood components.

Under water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, selected areas of operation were narrowed to six provinces with recommendations and implementation capacity. Following the distribution of water storage tanks in six selected provinces in July/August, there was an opportunity for evaluation of the use of these tanks during a field assessment made by VNRC together supported by a member of the regional disaster response team (RDRT) during the recent Typhoon Ketsana and floods operation.

While evaluation was planned for this operation, it was not possible to do so comprehensively with limited funding. Internal evaluation, however, was carried out and lessons learnt from the operation collected to provide a base for improvement in future operations. These included areas such as communications, planning, damages and needs statistics from the field, selection of beneficiaries, logistics and warehousing of relief items.

Partners who contributed to this appeal include American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Finnish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government, and Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government. Contributions were also received from the Norwegian government and USAID.

On behalf of Viet Nam Red Cross, the International Federation would like to thank all partners and donors for their support of this appeal.