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Viet Nam: Mekong Delta floods Emergency appeal n° MDRVN009 - Operation update n° 3

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Period covered by this operations update: November to May 2012.

This update represents a six-month summary of the operation. However, the interim financial report covers the period up to 30 April 2012.

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,107,186 Appeal coverage: 102%;

Appeal History:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 210,710 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF on 18 October 2011.

  • 9 November 2011: this emergency appeal was launched for CHF 1,107,185 to assist 10,000 households for 12 months.

  • Operations updates no. 1 and 2 were issued on 9 February and 9 May 2012 respectively.


In September 2011, the Mekong delta experienced slow onset floods sweeping through the seven provinces of An Giang, Dong Thap, Long An, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Hau Giang and Kien Giang. Of the provinces affected the first three were hardest hit, experiencing significant losses and damages and paralysing the everyday life of affected communities and threatening their livelihoods.

In response to the disaster Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and partner national societies have been actively involved in carrying out key activities as part of the relief phase of the operation in order to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. As of February 2012, VNRC successfully carried out the implementation of activities in the areas of relief distribution, emergency health, water and sanitation and hygiene promotion.