On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
With the support of the French Red Cross (FRC) through the Ready Fund, the American Red Cross and the French Development Agency (AFD); The Redcross Vietnam recently organized a workshop to share experience and results of the Community-based disaster risk management project in ethnic minority areas of North-West Vietnam.
The project was implemented from April 2014 to September 2017 in 12 communes and wards in ethnic minority areas in Lai Chau and Son La provinces.
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.
In 2015, 12.6 per cent of Viet Nam’s population lived in malaria-endemic areas. Considerable progress has been made in decreasing overall rates of malaria and malaria-related deaths. However, there are some worrying trends, with noted slower progress in reducing malaria-related admissions and deaths in 2013 and 2014. Also of concern is the increasing level of resistance to artemisinin, a key drug for combatting malaria.
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To cope with droughts and salinity intrusion which have been occurring in many locations in Vietnam since 2015, the European Union (EU) sponsors 90,000 Euro to support the most serious impacted people in the Central Highlands and Mekong Delta.
- 18 provinces severely affected at present
- 22 provinces currently drought-affected
- 52 provinces aided by Government since mid-2015
Total Emergency Requirement (3-5 months) $48.5 million
Current Gap (3-5 months) $41.4 million
At least one third of Vietnam’s 63 provinces continue to be affected by El Niño-induced drought, with 18 provinces in the South Central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions severely affected.
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
VGP – As of 7.00pm, August 2, ongoing torrential rains and flood left 22 deaths, six missing and 36 injured in the week from July 27-August 2, according to reports from northern provinces.
The Office of the National Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control revealed that widespread rains happened in the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Dien Bien, Lang Son, Son La, Lai Chau and Bac Giang. In Quang Ninh Province alone, the unusual rainfall of 1,400 mm in Cua Ong was recorded as the largest over the recent 50 years.
VGP – The Central Committee of the Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VRCS) has decided to provide initial urgent support of $30,000 to help Nepalese people overcome the devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck on April 25.
The VRCS has recently announced the aid package. The assistance money will be quickly delivered to the quake’s victims through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),
VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung has requested strong determination to put an end to the spread of measles.
The Government chief made the request on April 23 in Ha Noi in the wake of the infectious disease developing in a complicated manner.
He asked the Ministry of Health and localities especially Ha Noi to keep a close watch on the disease developments and provide emergency treatment to measles patients in order to minimize fatalities; prepare for adequate expenditures, medicines, and equipment to quickly end the outbreak as soon as possible.
An activity of the program of clean drinking water for the community guiding people to store water properly and water treatment to protect the health was held in Hai Duong commune (Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province).
This program is under the project "Safe water for vulnerable communities in flood and storm season" organized and sponsored by World Vision and P & G company. The project has been carried out since 2012 and will end in September 2014. The goal of the project aims to contribute to reducing diseases related to water in the rainy and stormy seasons.
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on October 1 visited the central province of Quang Binh to inspect the damage caused by typhoon Wutip in Bo Trach district and Dong Hoi city.
Mr. Hai asked local authorities to promptly summarize the damage, search for the missing people, and assist victims who have lost family members and houses.
Healthcare institutions were urged to quickly recover to ensure emergency aid and treatment for the injured and timely carry out sanitation and cleansing works.
Downpours and whirlwinds swept over Binh Dai district of the southern province of Ben Tre on May 4, damaging tens of houses and injuring 28 people.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre city on May 4 received tens of people who were injured when their houses collapsed in whirlwinds.
Two of them suffered from brain injuries, 14 others got head, stomach traumas and bones broken.
According to victims, on the afternoon of the same day downpours and whirlwinds rushed down, damaging more than 270 houses, with 24 collapsing completely.
A man died fighting a forest fire in Bac Giang Province on Wednesday, as forests in other northern and central provinces are at extremely high risk of fires due to the prolonged hot and dry weather.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Viet Nam Forest Administration, the most high-risk forests are located in areas of Bao Thang, Van Ban and Bao Yen in northern Lao Cai Province, as well as areas of Anh Son, Con Cuong, Que Phong and Quy Chau in central Nghe An Province.
Two delegations from Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and HCMC Fatherland Front Committee visited the flood hit central provinces to hand relief aid to victims during their two day fieldtrip from November 15 to 16.
The first delegation led by Nguyen Van Dua, Vice Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee brought VND1 billion relief aid to the central province of Quang Nam and VND500 million to Quang Ngai Province.
Devastating floods in Vietnam's central and southern regions have killed at least 59 people and forced thousands of people to flee their homes, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control reported Wednesday.
Seasonal flooding in the Mekong Delta has claimed the lives of 49 people and inflicted damage estimated at more than VND1.2 trillion (US$57.4 million), with An Giang and Dong Thap provinces suffering the most.
More than 88,000 houses and 22,700 hectares of rice fields have been inundated and 1,472km of dikes damaged.
Around 350 local residents, equal to 58 households, have been isolated by floodwaters despite heavy rainfall having abated in central Thanh Hoa Province's Tinh Gia District.
With houses and property inundated, rice and other crops were severely damaged while food and water supply were running low, according to a Viet Nam News Agency correspondent.
Due to heavy and prolonged rain, the Chu Thanh Hoa Irrigation Company released water from the Yen My Reservoir causing flooding.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is closely monitoring the current situation of hand foot and mouth disease in Viet Nam. Since 01 January 2011 to 04 September 2011, 98 deaths and 42,673 cases of HFMD have been confirmed across the country. Three quarters of the deaths have been in children aged 3 years or less.
(17/11/2010 09:29:45)Heavy rainfall and consequent flooding in Central Vietnam over the last days have cost the lives of 11 people with 2 still missing. More than 11,186 households have been evacuated so far. Rescue and relief operations are on-going in anticipation of further flooding.
Rain and flood situation
The average rainfall over the last two days, from 7pm, Nov.14 till 7pm, Nov. 16, is 150 to 300mm, with larger rainfall at Nam ?ông (TT. Hu?) 412mm, Tà L??ng (TT. Hu?) 506mm, Th??ng Nh?t (TT.