Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion Situation Report No. 6

Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion Situation Report No. 6
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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 NiƱa forecast is at 50-60% likelihood, starting from autumn, with low to moderate intensity.
  • Dengue fever cases have increased more than usual this year, with a particularly severe situation in the Central Highlands and South-Central Vietnam.
  • Drought emergency relief distributions have accelerated over the past weeks, with extensive delivery of rice, water containers, purification tablets, filters, hygiene kits, nutritional
  • supplements, seeds, fertilizer etc.
  • At the end of August, more than 34% or US$16.7 million of the emergency requirement has been funded, not including the majority of the Government relief.
  • The Government developed a Drought Recovery Plan, estimating recovery needs at US$166 million for 2016.

Click here to download the Viet Nam: Humanitarian funding update
Click here to download the Drought Map

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