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 Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion Situation Update No. 5 (as of 29 July 2016)

Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion   Situation Update No. 5 (as of 29 July 2016)
Name:Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion Situation Update No. 5 (as of 29 July 2016)


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.


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.

  • However, impact for affected households hasn’t reduced with farmland continuing to be affected and needs still remaining, mainly on water storage and purification, hygiene promotion, nutritional support and livelihood recovery.
  • With crops currently being re-planted and harvesting only expected by October-November, farmers now experience a lean period with no significant income being generated.
  • To date, 34% of the Emergency Response Plan appeal of US$48.5 million has been mobilized from various donors.
  • Funding gaps remain for food security livelihoods, with only 12% of required funds mobilized so far.
  • The following immediate recovery needs have been prioritized by the Government: water supplies for vulnerable groups, school and health facilities; and provision of rice and other food, seeds and loans for livelihood recovery.

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