Second situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam

Second situation report: Flooding in Northern Viet Nam
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Ha Noi, 6 August 2015 - Lessening rainfall over the past two days has helped local relief and recovery efforts in coastal provinces. On Monday 4 Aug, President Truong Tan Sang visited affected households in Quang Ninh, emphasizing the urgent need for resettlement of affected households.

An initial assessment from UN humanitarian partners in the field suggests that food and water supplies are already in place in Quang Ninh. However, Localized damage from flash floods and landslides has increased in mountainous provinces, particularly in terms of agriculture and transport.

The UN in Viet Nam continues to work closely with humanitarian partners who are collecting field information for emergency relief. So far, local provinces and central government have the situation under control for relief and initial recovery. An interagency coordination meeting will be organized on 6 August with humanitarian partners to consolidate information in the field. This meeting will identify if there are any gaps in response and consider if a comprehensive assessment of damage in the affected provinces will be needed for early recovery process.

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