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Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey & flooding in the Central and Highland regions Situation Update No.2 (as of 11 November 2017)

Date added: 11/13/2017
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Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey & flooding in the Central and Highland regions Situation Update No.2 (as of 11 November 2017)

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.


Situation Overview

  • Typhoon Damrey, or Storm No.12, made landfall in Viet Nam on early Saturday morning, 4 November 2017, with winds of up to 135 km/hour, 500 km south of Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa province). Additional heavy rainfall and floods continued to ravage many of the affected provinces, affecting more people, and damaging homes and farms.
  • The most affected provinces, including in the South-Central regions (Khánh Hòa, Phú Yên, Bình Ðịnh, and Quảng Ngãi) and Central regions (Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam, and Da Nang), show high numbers of deaths and missing people, seriously damaged infrastructure, collapsed/roofless/broken houses, and destruction of 33,153 hectares of crops, including 9,163 hectares of rice, 20,783 hectares of vegetables, and 69,900 agriculture cages.
  • More than 35,000 people have been evacuated, 104 people have been killed, including 28 women, and 19 more are still missing.
  • Reservoirs and hydropower facilities in the impacted areas are nearing total water storage capacity, and the Government is closely monitoring them to lower the risk of outburst, and to reduce the potential for forced
  • release.
  • The Government of Viet Nam, through the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), has actively responded to the impacts and led coordination in terms of preparedness and response to the typhoon in the Central and Central Highland provinces of Viet Nam. CCNDPC and VNRC missions were deployed to Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai on 6 November to provide direct instructions.
  • The Vietnamese Red Cross as well as international NGOs and UN agencies have started response activities in the most affected provinces. VNRC assessment missions took place from 6-9 November, whereas joint assessment teams from INGOs and UN agencies will be deployed from 13 to 16 November. On 8 November, the Government issued a request for international humanitarian support from UN agencies, INGOs and Development Partners.

Viet Nam: Category 1 Typhoon Damrey (Storm No.12) Situation Update No.1 (as of 6 November 2017)

Date added: 11/06/2017
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Viet Nam: Category 1 Typhoon Damrey (Storm No.12) Situation Update No.1 (as of 6 November 2017)

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.

Situation Overview

  • The Government of Viet Nam, through the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), has actively responded to the impacts and led coordination in terms of preparedness and response to the typhoon in the Central and Southern provinces in Viet Nam. Three CCNDPC missions were deployed to Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai on 6 November to provide direct instructions. In addition, CCNPDC is closely monitoring reservoir and water discharging.
  • Typhoon Damrey, or Storm No.12, made
  • landfall in Viet Nam on early Saturday morning, 4 November 2017, with winds of up to 135 km/hour, 500 km south of Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa province), and is expected to be one of the worst storms to strike the country's southern coastal region in years.
  • The most affected provinces, including in the Central Highlands (Lâm Ðồng, Kon Tum, Ðắk Lắk, and Gia Lai) and the South-Central region (Khánh Hòa, Phú Yên, Bình Ðịnh, and Quảng Ngãi), show high numbers of deaths and missing people, seriously damaged infrastructure, collapsed/unroofed/broken houses, and destruction of 20,000 hectares of crops, including 5,296 hectares of rice, almost 15,000 hectares of vegetables, and 24,435 agricultural cages.
  • More than 30,000 people were evacuated, 44 people have been killed, and 19 more are still missing.
  • The Vietnamese Red Cross as well as international NGOs have started the preparation of response activities in the most affected provinces. Once the Government announces that the affected provinces are safe to travel to, assessment teams will be deployed (latest by the end of this week). So far, the Government has issued no request for international humanitarian support from the UN agencies.

Viet Nam: Flooding in Northern/Central Viet Nam Situation Update No. 1 (as of 2 November 2017)

Date added: 11/06/2017
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Viet Nam: Flooding in Northern/Central Viet Nam Situation Update No. 1 (as of 2 November 2017)

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

Highlights

  • The Government of Viet Nam, through the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC), has actively responded to the impacts and led coordination in terms of preparedness and response to the floods and landslides in Northern and Central Viet Nam.
  • A continued and persistent cold spell over the last few weeks, combined with tropical depressions such as Doksuri in September and Khanun in October have caused heavy rainfall of up to 300-600 mm as well as floods and landslides in 13 provinces of Northern and Central Viet Nam; marking the first time in over a decade where the Northern and Central regions have suffered large volumes of rain in a short period of time.
  • The three most affected provinces (Hoa Binh and Yen Bai in the Northern Highlands and Thanh Hoa in North-Central Viet Nam) show high numbers of deaths and missing people, seriously damaged infrastructure, collapsed/submerged houses, and destroyed crops and livestock, and high-level missions led by the Prime Minister and his Deputy Prime Ministers have been carried out to all of the aforementioned areas.
  • On 15 October, the province of Hoa Binh issued a ‘state of emergency due to landslide’, and some local communities in the province were evacuated in the following days due to the possibility of additional landslides.
  • The Vietnamese Red Cross as well as international NGOs such as World Vision, Care International, Save the Children, and OXFAM have actively responded to the needs in most affected provinces, including Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa, Son La, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh, and the Government of Japan has offered additional in-kind support.
  • So far, the Government has issued no request for international humanitarian support from the UN agencies.

Viet Nam: Floods Central Viet Nam - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 1

Date added: 01/03/2017
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Viet Nam: Floods Central Viet Nam - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 1

(as of 31 December 2016)

 

  • 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.
  • Relief assistance by the Government has been extensive, but urgent needs on WASH, health, shelter and livelihoods remain, particularly for people affected by the most recent floods early December.
  • An estimated 1 million people in the six most affected provinces are considered to be in need of short and medium term recovery assistance over the coming months.

 

Floods Central and South-Central Viet Nam - December 2016

Date added: 12/29/2016
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Floods Central and South-Central Viet Nam - December 2016

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.

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The secretary-general's message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls

 

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