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08 Nov 1996 description

DHAGVA - 96/0478
CENTRAL PROVINCES

1. CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR FLOOD AND STORM CONTROL (CCFSC) OF THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT, IN EARLY MORNING OF 3 NOVEMBER, A TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE STORM LANDED ON THE COAST OF CENTRAL PROVINCES OF VIETNAM. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE PROVINCES OF QUANG NAM - DA NANG, QUANG NGAI, BINH DINH, THUA THIEN-HUE AND KON TUM.

05 Nov 1996 description


period covered: 15 September - 30 October
The distribution of rice and clothing to 37,000 beneficiaries in five flood affected provinces has been successfully completed and the second phase, supplying medical kits and other relief items, will begin shortly .

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17 Oct 1996 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS A TOTAL OF CHF 1,501,000 IN CASH, KIND & SERVICES TO ASSIST 386,500 BENEFICIARIES

09 Oct 1996 description

HANOI, Vietnam (Reuter) - Flooding in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta has claimed 27 lives, most of them children, and is now affecting more than 1.8 million people, relief agencies said Wednesday.

Officials with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said floodwaters in provinces across the region were continuing to rise.

They said all but three of the deaths so far were children and put the total number of people affected at 1,813,151, more than 77,000 of whom had been evacuated from their homes.

09 Oct 1996 description

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04 Oct 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0405
1. SINCE END OF AUGUST 1996, THERE HAVE BEEN HEAVY RAINS IN THE UPPER CATCHMENT AREAS OF THE MEKONG RIVER IN LAO PDR AND CAMBODIA, CAUSING HIGH WATER LEVELS DOWNSTREAM IN VIETNAM.

2. ACCORDING TO THE HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT, AS OF 1 OCTOBER 1996, THE WATER LEVELS OF THE RIVER IN VIETNAM ARE RISING FAST. THE GOVERNMENT PREDICTS THAT THE WATER LEVELS WILL POSSIBLY CREST ON ABOUT 7 TO 17 OCTOBER 1996.