Viet Nam

Viet Nam - Typhoon Frankie Information Report No 2, 23 August 1996

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Situation Report
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Ref: DHAGVA - 96/293
1. THE UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN HANOI REPORTS THAT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TODAY RELEASED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE TWO ABOVE MENTIONED TYPHOONS.

2., ON 24 JULY TYPHOON FRANKIE HIT THAI BINH, NAM HA AND NINH BINH PROVINCES. AND CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE. ALSO THE PROVINCES OF HAI PHONG, THAN HOA, QUANG NINH, HA TAY AND HAI HUNG WERE AFFECTED.

3. ON 22 AUGUST TYPHOON NIKKI STRUCK THE NORTH-CENTRAL COAST OF VIET NAM. HOWEVER, IT WAS REPORTED THAT NIKKI LOST MUCH OF ITS STRENGHT AND PROCEEDED INLAND AS A MINOR RAINSTORM.

4. THE AUTHORITIES REPORT A TOTAL OF 194 PEOPLE KILLED AND 446 INJURED. MORE THAN 40,000 HOUSES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED, WHILST MORE THAN 483,000 HOUSES WERE DAMAGED. OVER 450,000 HECTAR OF CROPS WERE DAMAGED, WITH 50,000 HECTAR OF FIELDS COMPLETELY LOST.

5. UNDP, WFP AND UNICEF ARE PLANNING MISSIONS TO CENTRAL COAST, NORTHWEST PROVINCES AND HO CHI MIHN CITY DURING THE COMMING DAYS.

6. NO APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE WAS MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF VIET NAM.

7. HOWEVER, THE VIETNAMESE RED CROSS, THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS, HAS LAUNCHED AN APPEAL FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF AMOUNTING TO US DOLLARS 579,000

8. THE UNDP REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND FORWARD INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES VAILABLE.

9. FOR COORDINATION PURPOSES, DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM DHA-GENEVA, AS INDICATED BELOW, OF BILATERAL RELIEF MISSIONS/PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING VALUE BY ITEM.

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