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14 Dec 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 22 November to 13 December 2017. The next report will be issued once new information becomes available.

14 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

4.33M people affected

15 provinces affected

305,000 homes destroyed/damaged

Key Figures Humanitarian Response

1.1M people targeted

9 provinces prioritized

$54M funding requested (US$)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

28 Nov 2017 description

Ha Noi, 28 November 2017 – Following the devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey in Viet Nam, the United Nations (UN) has approved an additional allocation of US$ 4.21 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to 150,000 people, including 46,973 children, in six affected provinces.

13 Nov 2017 description

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period for 3-11 November 2017. Another update will be shared once new information become available.

  • 4.33 million people estimated as being affected

  • 395,000 people in need of assistance

  • 15 provinces in the Central regions severely affected

  • 137,836 houses damaged or flooded

  • 3,483 houses destroyed entirely

06 Nov 2017 description

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period for 3-6 November 2017. Another update will be shared once new information become available.

  • 4.3 million people estimated as being affected

  • 381,000 people in need of assistance

  • 13 provinces in the South-Central regions and the Central Highlands severely affected

  • 116,223 houses damaged or flooded

31 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

 Since mid-October, a series of five consecutive floods has affected provinces in Central and South-Central Viet Nam and the Central Highlands, resulting in human loss, significant damage to housing and infrastructure, and severe crop and livestock damage and loss.

 The six most affected provinces are Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen - with 10 to 30 per cent of the total population per province estimated to have been affected by one or more floods.

20 Dec 2016 description

Floods, caused by heavy rainfall between 13-16 Dec., have receded significantly, with only 2,240 houses in Binh Dinh province still flooded as of 19 Dec. 5pm. Reservoirs in the affected areas are at 95-100% of their full capacity, so controlled discharge is still on-going. The most affected provinces are Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh.

According to the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), the impact of the 13-16 Dec. floods is as follows: (reported as of 20 Dec.)

  • 26 deaths, 1 missing and 16 injured

17 Dec 2016 description

Since 13 Dec., heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in Central and South-Central Vietnam and parts of the Central Highlands. The most affected provinces are Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh. While rainfall and floods are reducing on 17 Dec., more rainfall and flooding is forecasted for 18-20 Dec.

According to the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), the impact of the 13-16 Dec. floods is as follows: (reported as of 17 Dec.)

16 Dec 2016 description

Since 13 Dec., heavy rainfall (300 to 500mm) have caused severe flooding in various provinces in Central and South-Central Vietnam. The most affected provinces are Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen. Heavy rainfall is projected by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting to continue until Saturday, with continued risk for flooding and landslides.
According to the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), the impact of the floods is as follows:

Floods 13-16 Dec.: (damage and loss as of 16 Dec.)

08 Nov 2016 description

Over the past weeks, consecutive periods of heavy rainfall have caused severe flooding in various provinces in Central Viet Nam: from 14-16 Oct.1 and from 30 Oct.-5 Nov.2 The most affected provinces are Ha Tinh and Quang Binh for the first flood, and Quang Binh and Phu Yen for the second flood.

According to the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the impact of the floods is as follows:

03 Nov 2016 description
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Since late 2015, El Niño-induced drought and salt water intrusion have severely affected Viet Nam, triggering acute water, sanitation, health and food emergency needs for more than 2 million people. On 26 April 2016, the Government and the UN jointly issued the Drought and Salt Water Intrusion Emergency Response Plan (ERP) 2016/17 to address these immediate needs. Since then, more than US$26.4million has been mobilized from Government and non-Government sources to carry out life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, health, food security and livelihood interventions.

26 Oct 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • 18 provinces severely affected

  • 2 million people affected, with significant loss of income due to damaged or lost livelihoods

  • First time in decades a negative agricultural growth

Since 2014, the longest and strongest ever El Niño drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected one third of Viet Nam, in areas producing key agricultural outputs such as rice, coffee, pepper, fruit, sugarcane and seafood.

26 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 17 September 2016 till 25 October 2016. This is the final situation report for this drought and salt water intrusion emergency.

Highlights

  • By October, more than 54.4% or US$ 26.4 million of the emergency requirement has been funded, primarily for WASH support.

  • With relief operations still on-going but gradually decreasing, recovery efforts are being intensified.

19 Sep 2016 description
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US $48.5 MILLION HUMANITARIAN FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

65.6% funding gap

19 Sep 2016 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 30 July to 16 September 2016. The next report will be issued as new information becomes available.

Highlights

  • Recently, rains have also started in South-Central Viet Nam, but overall rainfall remains below annual averages in all three affected regions.

  • The most recent Government La Niña forecast is at 50-60% likelihood, starting from autumn, with low to moderate intensity.

03 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 27-28 July 2016, Tropical Storm Mirinae hit Northern Viet Nam, bringing damaging winds, and rains causing flooding.

  • A total of 7 provinces has been affected, with the 3 coastal provinces Nam Dinh, Thai Binh and Ninh Binh being the most severely impacted.

  • The main damage and loss is to housing, crops (rice and perennial), road and electricity infrastructure.

01 Aug 2016 description

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 12 to 29 July 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, intense drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 2 million people in 18 provinces. Although drought conditions are over in the Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands, it is still on-going in South-Central Viet Nam, until September.

12 Jul 2016 description

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 16 June to the 11 July 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, acute drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 2 million people in 18 provinces.

  • MARD has officially declared drought conditions to be over in the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and the South- East region, but still on-going in South-Central Viet Nam.