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22 Feb 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Unseasonable weather in southwestern provinces during the dry season has led to an increase in cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease, all of which usually occur during the rainy season, according to health experts.

The Cần Thơ Pediatric Hospital in Cần Thơ City has recorded about 12,400 cases of diarrhoea, 500 cases of dengue fever, and 2,400 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.

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

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.

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.

22 Oct 2015 description

The National Target Programme to Respond to Climate Change determined that health is one of the areas which are strongly affected by climate change. Therefore, the Government and local authorities do their efforts to deploy many measures and programs to control and prevent diseases are working to implement a number of measures, many programs to control and prevent the disease, raising awareness of people and protecting public health.

Great threat to human health

07 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

By Vu Duy

HANOI, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Toxic sludge that spilled out of open pit coal mines during 10 days of heavy rains may have seriously contaminated farmland, rivers and coastal areas in northern Vietnam.

Flooding has killed 30 people, wiped out roads and damaged thousands of homes, the United Nations said in a situation report on Wednesday. The UN also warned of potential risks to the environment, health and water sanitation after coal mines in Quang Ninh province flooded, spilling thick streams of dark sludge into the countryside.

21 Oct 2013 description
  1. Who are we?

The Viet Nam country office is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) secretariat regional team in Southeast Asia; it has been in existence since 1991 and comprises 13 staff - six programme officers (national and international), six administrative staff (national) and one country representative (international).

02 Feb 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome
To strengthen the Viet Nam Red Cross society's (VNRC) role as the leading humanitarian organization in Viet Nam.

Programme summary
The period from July to November saw significant progress on the planned activities. Being the disaster season, the national society implemented crucial emergency interventions while maintaining its efforts in annual projects. The focus on improved learning and capacity building was intensified.

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The Viet Nam country office is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) secretariat regional team in Southeast Asia; it is made of 12 staff - six programme officers (national and international), five administrative staff (national) and one country representative (international). The country office has been in existence since 1991 and reports to the Southeast Asia regional office of the IFRC secretariat, in Bangkok.

2. What is our mission?