Viet Nam

Vietnam Appeal no. 05AA056; Programme Update No. 2

Situation Report
Originally published
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In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA056; Programme Update no. 2, Period covered: 1 April to 31 October, 2005; Appeal coverage: 129.4%; Outstanding needs: Nil.

Appeal target: CHF 874,667 (USD 728,586 or EUR 571,865)

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Typhoon Damrey (emergency appeal 05EA019), Southeast Asia regional appeal 05AA057

Programme summary:

The Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), supported by the Federation, continues to make progress in both the disaster management and organizational development programmes. Financial management in the headquarters and provinces has evidently improved. In addition, more Red Cross staff and vulnerable communities have better understanding and are becoming more proactive in disaster response and preparedness. With continuous contributions, notably from the Japanese Red Cross and British government's Department for International Development (DFID), the operational plan and budget is being revised to reinforce disaster management and organizational development activities. Japanese Red Cross made a significant pledge of USD 400,750 (approximately CHF 515,765) in August 2005 for the mangrove project, which satisfactorily covered the appeal. In September 2005, the strongest typhoon during the past ten years name d Typhoon Damrey came ashore on the eastern coast of Viet Nam, causing extensive damage across the country. The most affected provinces are Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh. On behalf of the VNRC, the Federation launched a 12-month emergency appeal in September seeking CHF 813,678 to assist 5,000 families with immediate and longer-term needs.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In Hanoi: Viet Nam Red Cross, Dr. Trinh Bang Hop (Head of International Relations and Development Department); email:; Phone: +84.4.822.4320; Fax: +84.4.942.4285

In Hanoi: Federation office, Leopoldo Principe (Federation Representative); email:; Phone: +84.4.942.2980 (ext. 216); Fax: +84.4.942.2987

In Bangkok: Federation Southeast Asia regional delegation, Bekele Geleta (Head of Regional Delegation); email:; Alan Bradbury (Regional Programme Coordinator); email:; Phone: +66.2.661.8201; Fax: +66.2.661.9322

In Geneva: Asia Pacific Department, Charles Evans (Southeast Asia Regional Officer); email: or; Phone: +41.22.730.4320/4349; Fax: +41.22.733.0395

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