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Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 2 (as of 14 April 2016)

Date added: 04/19/2016
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Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 2 (as of 14 April 2016)

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 23 March to 14 April 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.

Following the briefing of partners held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on 15 March 2016, six inter-agency rapid assessment teams visited Ben Tre, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Kien Giang Provinces to conduct an assessment of humanitarian needs. The joint assessment teams were supported by representatives from MARD, MoH, PACCOM, INGOs and UN.

The assessment was conducted during 21-24 March 2016. The focus of the teams was on identifying priority humanitarian needs along with other immediate needs of the affected communities. To aid the assessment process, existing inter-agency guidance and tools for emergency needs assessment were used, along with supplementary questions to adapt to the specific drought situation and context.

This consolidated assessment report presents immediate humanitarian needs along with other priority needs that are likely to be needed in responding to the challenges posed by drought and saltwater intrusion. As such, this report does not include identification of longer term development and/or socio-economic needs. As the teams visited only six of the affected provinces, there remains a gap in collecting information from other affected provinces.

This assessment report will help inform discussions and reach agreement on a joint response strategy to mitigate the impact of drought and saltwater intrusion. In supporting the people and Government of Viet Nam, we have a collective responsibility to agree on a joint response strategy so that required resources can be mobilized to meet these needs.

pdfClick here to download the details Drought Assessment report

Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 1 (as of 24 March 2016)

Date added: 03/25/2016
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Viet Nam: Drought and Salt Water Intrusion – Situation Update No. 1 (as of 24 March 2016)

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 10 to 23 March 2016. The next update will be issued around early April 2016.

Since late 2014, a serious drought has been impacting the South Central Coast, Central Highlands and Southern regions of Viet Nam. Lower than average rainfall and very high temperatures throughout 2015 further exacerbated the situation. In the first half of 2015, nine provinces were seriously affected, namely: Quang Tri, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Nghe An, Kon Tum.

For the past three months, the ongoing drought, water shortage and salt intrusion have posed a significant risk to some 1.75 million people in the South-Central regions, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions of Viet Nam. A total of 39 out of the 63 provinces (62 per cent) of Viet Nam have been affected and 12 provinces have declared a State of Emergency (Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Long An, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, Kien Giang).

As of 17 March, the upstream water level of the Mekong River is reported very low. It is expected that the water flow in rivers in the Central Region will continue to decrease until the end of June.

The drought is attributed to saline (salt) intrusion in the Mekong Delta affecting aquifers (underground water sources) which usually supports the domestic water demand. 

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 is recovering from its strongest ever drought and saltwater intrusion

Date added: 11/14/2016
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Viet Nam is recovering from its strongest ever drought and saltwater intrusion

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.

With relief operations concluding, actions remain vital to address short, medium and long term drought recovery and strengthen the resilience of affected communities. To increase awareness and inform these drought recovery efforts, the UN Disaster Risk Management Team has developed a user-friendly infographic, in English and Vietnamese.

pdfClick here to download the English version and pdfVietnamese version

Situation Overview on Super Typhoon Mangkhut - Viet Nam

Date added: 09/14/2018
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Situation Overview on Super Typhoon Mangkhut - Viet Nam

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is forecast to hit the northern mainland of Viet Nam on September 17 and 18, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHF). There is a high likelihood that Typhoon Mangkhut will impact the Tonkin Gulf between 16 and 17 September and winds and heavy rains are expected in North and North Central Viet Nam from 17-19 September.

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Ngày 1 tháng 12 năm 2017


Michel Sidibé
Tổng Giám đốc UNAIDS
Phó Tổng thư ký Liên Hợp Quốc

Kỷ niệm ngày Thế giới phòng chống AIDS năm nay, chúng ta cùng nhau nêu bật tầm quan trọng của quyền về sức khỏe và những thách thức mà những người sống với HIV và người có nguy cơ cao lây nhiễm HIV còn đang phải đối mặt trong việc thực hiện quyền về sức khỏe.


Vì một hà nội vui sống, thiết kế không gian công cộng

Hà Nội ngày 17/10/2017 - Với mục tiêu cải thiện môi trường sống của người dân, đồng thời đưa văn hóa nghệ thuật đến với cộng đồng, hướng đến một tương lai đô thị tốt đẹp hơn, Chương trình Định cư Con người Liên Hợp Quốc (UN-Habitat) đã xây dựng dự án "Huy động nguồn lực cộng đồng và sự tham gia của giới trẻ trong kiến tạo không gian công cộng xanh, an toàn tại Quận Hoàn Kiếm" (sau đây gọi tắt là dự án Không gian công cộng) thuộc chương trình Block by Block của Văn phòng Trung ương UN-Habitat và công ty Mojang, nhà sáng lập ứng dụng Minecraft.


Trừng phạt khắc nghiệt đối với trẻ em vi phạm pháp luật không ngăn chặn được tình hình tội phạm người chưa thành niên tiếp tục gia tăng

Độ tuổi chịu trách nhiệm hình sự của trẻ em là một chủ đề gây nhiều tranh cãi trên thế giới. Ở Việt Nam, vấn đề này đang được tranh luận trong quá trình sửa đổi bổ sung Bộ Luật Hình sự. Một số người tranh luận rằng phương thức tiếp cận "cứng rắn với tội phạm" là cần thiết để trừng phạt trẻ em nhằm phòng ngừa tình trạng phạm tội tiếp diễn.

Tuy nhiên, nghiên cứu quốc tế chỉ ra rằng do trẻ em còn đang trong giai đoạn phát triển, việc gán cho trẻ em và đối xử với trẻ em như những tội phạm ở độ tuổi nhỏ có thể tác động tiêu cực nghiêm trọng đến sự phát triển và khả năng cải tạo, phục hồi thành công của trẻ.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


Thông điệp của Tổng Thư Ký LHQ Ban Ki-moon nhân Ngày thế giới phòng chống AIDS, 1 tháng 12


Ngày hôm nay, 35 năm sau khi AIDS xuất hiện, toàn thế giới đã có thể tự hào khi nhìn lại các nỗ lực phòng chống dịch. Nhưng chúng ta cũng phải hướng về phía trước với quyết tâm và cam kết chấm dứt dịch AIDS vào năm 2030.

Thế giới đã đạt được những bước tiến thực sự to lớn. Số người được điều trị HIV đã tăng cao hơn bao giờ hết. Kể từ năm 2010, số trẻ em bị nhiễm HIV do lây truyền từ mẹ đã giảm một nửa. Cứ mỗi năm số người tử vong do AIDS lại giảm thêm. Và những người nhiễm HIV đang ngày càng có tuổi thọ dài hơn.

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