The inter-agencies rapid assessments were conducted from 2 to 4 October in two most affected provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Tri. The teams reported their findings and recommendations on 7 October to the UN and other humanitarian stakeholders.
It is estimated that at least 15% of the affected population (about 6,000 households) of poor and nearly poor in Quang Binh (5,000 households) and Quang Tri (1,000 households), whose houses collapsed or 50-100% roof was damaged, need additional support. Their needs include housing, basic supplementary food and non-food items.
There are concerns on the quality of house-building and repair practices in most of affected areas in Quang Binh and Quang Tri. About 70-80% of affected households have repaired their houses temporarily and not following building resilience codes and practices.
Affected schools and health centers in Quang Binh and Quang Tri are also in high need of support for recovery. Attention should be made to ensure that the schools and health centers are more resilient to future disaster risks.
On 7 Oct, the IFRC launched an preliminary emergency appeal of CHF 2,114,739 (~US$ 2.4m) to support an estimated of 7,500 households/37,500 people in all affected provinces.
The UNDRMT is meeting regularly to assess the situation and the on-going response.
To date, the central government has not requested for international support. Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee sent an Official Letter dated 3 October to call for external assistance from Embassies in Vietnam, INGOs, and international donors and humanitarian agencies. Quang Binh People’s Committee sent official letter dated 4th October to request PACCOM to call for external support of INGOs, international agencies and donors to support the province recovery progress.
On 8th Oct, the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) sent a letter to call for support from international agencies and development partners.