Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

39 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
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.

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.)

03 Nov 2016 description
infographic UN Country Team in Viet Nam
file preview
English version

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

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.

15 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, acute drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 1.75 million people in 18 provinces.

  • Rains have started but are irregular and below average. While weather conditions are gradually improving, the drought and saltwater intrusion impact on people and their livelihoods is still lasting for the rest of the year and longer.

26 Apr 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • 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.

15 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, severe drought and saltwater intrusion is significantly affecting the livelihoods, food security and water supply of nearly 2.3 million people (MARD report, 30 March) across all provinces in South-Central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions.

  • To date, 39 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam have been impacted by drought, of which 34 provinces have received some support from central Government.

  • 14 provinces have declared a state of emergency.

07 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • WHO plans to release 500,000 aquatabs for purification of drinking water to Quang Ninh, following the request from Quang Ninh Department of Health. The distribution will start by early next week from 10 Aug 2015

  • Save the Children (SC) is planning to support the hard hit households with non-food items in Quang Ninh,and WASH experts from SC will assess water and sanitation needs and gaps in the province on 8-9 August.

05 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

 Lessening rainfall since 4 Aug has helped local relief and recovery reach out the beneficiaries in coastal provinces.

 Only 17 houses in Lang Son and 94 houses in Quang Ninh are still affected by some flood water and flood debris.

 Quang Ninh People’s Committee has raised initially VND27billion (US$1.25million) since 30 July following a provincial fundraising campaign to support the affected communities.

13 Nov 2013 description

Highlights

  • Quang Ninh is reportedly the hardest hit of Northern provinces by Typhoon HaiYan.

  • Considering the limited impact of this typhoon, most of the international stakeholders will not implement any specific response activity, and they will keep focusing on the communities affected by previous typhoons Wutip and Nari.

  • National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting reported a new tropical depression formed off the Philippines will move westward to the East Sea towards Viet Nam in the coming days.

11 Nov 2013 description

Highlights

  • HAIYAN has reduced intensity on the way to Vietnam after affecting the Philippines as a Catergory 5 typhoon and has become the 14th tropical storm to hit Vietnam in 2013.

  • Although the storm was initially expected to make landfall with high intensity, in turning northwards along the coast it weakened sufficiently offshore making landfall at 3am on 11 November as Category 1 Typhoon. As a result the impact and loss is expected to be lower than initially anticipated.

17 Oct 2013 description

Highlights

  • Within the first 2 weeks of October, the central provinces of Vietnam have been severely affected by two Typhoons NARI and WUTIP.

  • After making landfalls on 15 Oct with a Category 1, Typhoon NARI kept its strength and moved to Laos and Thailand.

  • Heavy rainfall after the typhoon has caused severe flooding in three provinces Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh