Viet Nam Typhoon/Floods Oct 1985 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-5

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 11 Oct 1985


UNDRO 85/2244

VIETNAM - TYPHOON/FLOODS -
UNDRO SITREP NO. 1 -
11 OCTOBER 1985

SITUATION
---------

1. TEN PROVINCES IN NORTHERN VIETNAM, IN PARTICULAR HA NAM MINH,
THANH HOA, HAI HUNG AND HA BAC, WERE HIT BY HEAVY RAINS/FLOODS
FROM 7 TO 15 SEPTEMBER AND BY A TYPHOON ON 1 OCTOBER 1985.

2. GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH APPEAL
FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

3. FIRST ASSESSMENT INDICATES: 93 DEAD AND 1,853,000 PEOPLE
SERIOUSLY AFFECTED. 1,405 HOUSES DESTROYED AND 120,170 FLOODED.
708 SCHOOLS, 50 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS DAMAGED. 443,400 HA CROPS
SUBMERGED CAUSING LOSS OF 574,440 MT PADDY PRODUCTION AND 76,570
MT FOOD. 543 MT FERTILIZERS DESTROYED AND IRRIGATION STRUCTURES
SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.

4. EMERGENCY NEEDS
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- FOOD: RICE, WHEAT.
- MEDICINES: ANTIBIOTICS (AMPICILLIN, PENCILLIN), VITAMINS A, B1, C, D, ASPIRIN, PARACETAMOL, HYDROCORTISONE.
- CLOTHING MATERIAL.
- ROOFING MATERIAL.
- VEGETABLE SEEDS.
- INSECTICIDES.

MORE PRECISE INFORMATION ON NEEDS WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS
AVAILABLE.

5. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY
TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUE.

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UNDRO 85/2354
VIETNAM - TYPHOON/FLOODS -
SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
23 OCTOBER 1985

SITUATION
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1. DURING PERIOD 7 SEPTEMBER - 16 OCTOBER 1985, NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL VIETNAM WERE HIT BY TYPHOONS, HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODS.

2. FROM 7 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 1985, RAINFALL OF 400-700 MILLIMETERS
WAS RECORDED IN SEVERAL PROVINCES.

3. FROM 1 TO 3 OCTOBER 1985, TYPHOON ANDY (MAGNITUDE 3.0)
REACHED PROVINCES BINH TRI THIEN AND NGHE TINH. RAINFALL OF 200
TO 1,000 MM RECORDED.

4. ON 16 OCTOBER 1985, PROVINCE BINH TRI THIEN WAS HIT BY
TYPHOON CECIL (MAGNITUDE 5.0).

5. LATEST FIGURES ON DISASTERS FROM 7 SEPTEMBER TO 3 OCTOBER 85
WERE PUBLISHED IN SITUATION REPORT N0. 1 DATED 11 OCTOBER 85.
PRELIMINARY FIGURES ON DAMAGE CAUSED BY TYPHOON CECIL (16 OCTO-
BER 1985) IN BIN TRI THIEN AS FOLLOWS:

670 DEAD, 257 WOUNDED, 128 MISSING. 47,757 HOUSES COLLAPSED AND
229,039 DAMAGED, 1,900 CLASSROOMS COLLAPSED AND 7,000 DAMAGED.
250 CLINICS AND 6 HOSPITALS DAMAGED AND 200 BEDS DESTROYED AT BEN
HAI HOSPITAL. DAMAGE TO DYKES AND CANALS ESTIMATED AT 748,387
M3. DAMAGE TO PADDY CROPS: 10,000 HA (AUGUST HARVEST), 20,000 HA
(OCTOBER HARVEST), 30,000 HA OTHER FOOD CROPS AND 8,000 MT OF
PADDY SEED. 850 BOATS LOST. ELECTRICITY AND TELEPHONE SYSTEM
DISRUPTED. LARGE PARTS OF NATIONAL ROAD NO. 1 FLOODED.

6. MINOR DAMAGE IN PROVINCES QUANG NAM/DA NANG AND NGHE TINH
INCLUDES: 1 CASE OF DEATH, 485 HOUSES COLLAPSED AND 879 DAMAGED.
10,000 HA PADDY FLOODED.

7. GOVERNMENT HAS INVITED HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND INTER-
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN TOUR OF PROVINCES AF-
FECTED.

8. IN VIEW OF AGRICULTURAL DAMAGE CAUSED IN PROVINCES HA NAM
NINH, HA SON BINH, THANH HOA AND THAI HUNG, VIETNAMESE GOVERN-
MENT HAS ADDRESSED A REQUEST TO WFP AND FAO FOR 40,000 MT OF
EMERGENCY FOOD AID TO COVER NEEDS OF 1,380,000 PERSONS AFFECTED
DURING 3 MONTHS.

9. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY
TELEX (28148 UNDR CH) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUE.

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UNDRO 85/2441
VIETNAM - TYPHOON/FLOODS -
SITREP NO. 3 -
01 NOVEMBER 1985
SITUATION
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1. NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED 2,800,000.

2. 50,800 HOUSES AND 1,900 CLASSROOMS COLLAPSED. 14 HOSPITALS,
300 CLINICS, 258,900 HOUSES, 7,700 CLASSROOMS DAMAGED.

EMERGENCY NEEDS
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3. FOOD: 70,000 MT RICE AND WHEAT FLOUR
ROOFING: 3,702,000 M2 SHEET IRON

4. CONTRIBUTIONS:
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UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDP
EMERGENCY CASH GRANT
30,000
UNDRO
EMERGENCY CASH GRANT
30,000
INTER-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
EEC
CASH CONTRIBUTION THROUGH FOLLOWING NGOS:
OXFAM BELGIUM: 136,000 ECUS
112,676
SECOURS POPULAIRE FRANCAIS
168,000 ECUS
139,188
TROCAIRE
196,000 ECUS
162,386

5. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY
TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUE.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

(DPR 310 VIN'85 (1) - EH/EN)


UNDRO 85/2490

VIETNAM - TYPHOON/FLOODS -
UNDRO SITREP NO. 4 -
7 NOVEMBER 1985

IN RESPONSE TO THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S APPEAL FOR INTERNA-
TIONAL ASSISTANCE SEVERAL CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. NEXT
SITREP WILL INDICATE FURTHER UNMET NEEDS.

CONTRIBUTIONS: (SINCE SITREP NO. 3, 1 NOV 1985)
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GOVERNMENTS
US DLRS
AUSTRALIA:
WHO EMERGENCY HEALTH KIT (TRANSPORT INCLUDED)
1.000 MT RICE AUS.DLRS 420,000
8,000
295,775
FRANCE:
-THROUGH SECOURS POPULAIRE FRANCAIS
10,000 UNITS OF CORRUGATED IRON AND NAILS (50 MT)
CARPENTER'S TOOL KITS, VALUE: APPROX FF 1 MILLION
- THROUGH HOPITAL SANS FRONTIERES:
AMPICILLIN 250 20,000 TABLETS
AMPICILLIN 500 SYRUP 125 ML 200 BOTTLES
AMPICILLIN INF. 500 MG 3,000 BOTTLES
PENICILLIN INJECTABLE 1M. UNITES 20,000 BOTTLES
TETRACYCLINE OINTMENT OPHTALMO 600 TUBES
TETRACYCLINE TABLETS 40,000 TABLETS
METRONIDAZOLE 60,000 TABLETS
MULTIVITAMIN 50,000 TABLETS
VITAMINS A-D 40,000 TABLETS
ACETYL SALICILIQUE 40,000 TABLETS
PARACETAMOL 30,000 TABLETS
BETADINE 35 LITRES
HYDROCORTISONE INJ. 100 MG 3,000 BOTTLES
REHYDRATION SALT 1,000 BAGS
HYDROCORTISONE CREAM 87 TUBES
WATER FOR INJECTION PREPARATION 5ML 2,000 FLACONS
CLOTHES 5 MT

TOTAL VALUE: FF 750.000
1,000
118.343



















88,757
GERMANY (FED. REP.):
CASH CONTRIBUTION THROUGH
- CARITAS 300,000 DM
- TERRE DES HOMMES 100,000 DM
108,303
36,101
JAPAN:
CASH CONTRIBUTION
200,000
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
- EEC
THROUGH SECOURS POPULAIRE FRANCAIS: 100 MT SUGAR, 35 MT OIL, 20 MT MILK CONCENTRATE, 40 MT TINNED SARDINES. (SEE SITREP NO.3, PARA 5)
139,188
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
-CARITAS AND DIAKONISCHES WERK (GERMANY, F.R.):
800 MT RICE. VALUE 600,000 DM
-OXFAM (UK): - 50 MT RICE
- 200,000 SWEATERS
216,606
30,000
(++)
(++) VALUE NOT REPORTED TO UNDRO

4. ASSESSMENT MISSIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY FOLLOWING NGOS:
MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (USA), AND OXFAM (UK).

5. CHURCH WORLD SERVICE HAS LAUNCHED AN APPEAL FOR 200,000 US
DLRS.

6. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY
TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUE.

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(DPR 310 VIN'85(1) - EH/EN)


UNDRO 85/2787

VIETNAM - TYPHOON/FLOODS -
UNDRO SITREP NO. 5 -
9 DECEMEBER 1985

SITUATION
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1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE INVESTIGATING WITH GOVERN-
MENT AUTHORITIES NEEDS FOR MID AND LONG-TERM PROJECTS RELATED TO
REHABILITATION OF COMMUNICATION FACILITIES AND HYDROMETEOROLOGI-
CAL DATA COLLECTION NETWORK, AND IMPROVEMENT OF DISASTER PRE-
PAREDNESS AND PREVENTION SYSTEM.

2. AN ASSESSMENT MISSION TO BE CARRIED OUT BY UNDRO, UNHCS, WMO
AND ITU IS BEING PLANNED.

CONTRIBUTIONS: (SINCE SITREP NO. 4, 7 NOVEMBER 1985)

US DLRS
UN SYSTEM
WFP:
5,000 MT OF RICE OR WHEAT FLOUR FOR 168,350 PERSONS DURING 90 DAYS
1,175,000
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
- EEC:
THROUGH TROCAIRE 2,000 MT CEREALS, 200 MT DRIED FISH. VALUE: ECUS 582,000
481,197
GOVERNMENTS
CANADA:
CDN DLRS 50,000 THROUGH LRCS
FRANCE:
3,500 MT WHEAT
GERMAN DEM. REP.: RELIEF SUPPLIES
GERMANY, FED. REP.: THROUGH TERRE DES HOMMES CASH DM 100,000 INDIA: RUPEE 500,000 (MEDICINES)
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP.: KIP 20 MILLION
SWITZERLAND:
THROUGH UNICEF 100,000 WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS. VALUE SFR 3,450
37,037

(++)
(++)
36,101
42,194
57,720

1,500
NGOS
- BREMEN SOLIDARITY ORGANISATION (GERMANY, FED. REP.): DM 15,000
- BRITISH RED CROSS (UK): CASH
- CAFOD AND CHRISTIAN AID (UK): CASH THROUGH CIDSE PDS.STG 10,000
- CARDINAL LEGER ET SES OEUVRES (CANADA): CASH CDN.DLRS 10,000
- COMITE CATHOLIQUE CONTRE LA FAIM ET POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (FRANCE): FF 100,000
- COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY OF G. BRITAIN ASSISTING VIETNAM (UK): PDS.STG 5,000
FRANCO-VIETNAMESE FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION (FRANCE): FF 40,000
- HILFSAKTION (GERMANY, FED. REP.): DM 100,000
- KAMPUCHEAN RED CROSS ASSOCIATION (DEMOCRATIC KAMPUCHEA): TINNED MEAT, BLANKETS
- MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (USA): CASH
- OXFAM (BELGIUM): CASH
- RED CROSS ASSOCIATION IN BAVARIA (GERMANY, FED. REP.): DM 150,000 - SOVIET RED CROSS ASSOCIATION (USSR): MEDICINES, BLANKETS, FOOD FOR CHILDREN
- TERRE DES HOMMES (GERMANY, FED REP): DM 15,000
- TRADE UNIONS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA: MEDICINES, CLOTH
- WORLD CONCERN (USA):
--- CASH
--- VITAMINS
- WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (CZECHOSLOVAKIA): SFR 10,000 - WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL (USA): CLOTH, MEDICINES, BUILDING MATERIAL
5,415
60,000
14,205
7,407

11,834

7,102
4,734
36,101

(++)
10,000
34,850
54,152

(++)
5,415
(++)

25,000
(++)
4,348
50,000
PRIVATE SECTOR
- PRIVATE COMPANY HAVAL (SINGAPORE): 100 MT RICE
- CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PERSONS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:
(++)
60,000
(++) VALUE NOT REPORTED TO UNDRO

8. UNLESS THE SITUATION CHANGES, THIS IS THE LAST UNDRO REPORT ON THIS MATTER.

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(DPR 310 VIN'85(1) - EH/EN)