Viet Nam

Viet Nam Floods Oct 1995 UNDHA Information Report 1

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Situation Report
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DHAGVA - 95/0459

VIETNAM - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
13 OCTOBER 1995


1. THE STANDING OFFICE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR FLOOD AND STORM CONTROL, MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS IN THE MEKONG DELTA AND CENTRAL AREAS OF VIETNAM.

2. FLOODS IN THE MEKONG DELTA ARE AFFECTING SEVEN PROVINCES. CAUSING HEAVY DAMAGE TO AGRICULTURE, IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, HOUSING, PERSONAL BELONGINGS, TRANSPORT, HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE. LOSSES ARE ESTIMATED AT VND 228.729 (USD 20.8 MILLION). A DEATH TOLL OF 85 IS REPORTED, WITH 176,301 HOUSES SUBMERGED AND 27,585 HOUSEHOLDS FACING FOOD SHORTAGE.

3. FOUR (4) PROVINCES ARE AFFECTED IN CENTRAL VIETNAM. THE DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 23, WITH 16 MISSING, 1 INJURED AND 140,015 HOUSES FLOODED.

4. THE GOVERNMENT IS MOBILIZING DOMESTIC RESOURCES TO HELP AFFECTED AREAS. NO APPEAL HAS BEEN LAUNCHED SO FAR.

5. THE UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IS IN CONTACT WITH NATIONAL AUTHORITIES TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.

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