Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion - Situation Update No. 3 (as of 15 June 2016)

Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion - Situation Update No. 3 (as of 15 June 2016)
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Name:Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion - Situation Update No. 3 (as of 15 June 2016)
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 This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 15 April to 15 June 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.


Highlights

  • Since January 2016, acute drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 1.75 million people in 18 provinces.
  • Rains have started but are irregular and below average. While weather conditions are gradually improving, the drought and saltwater intrusion impact on people and their livelihoods is still lasting for the rest of the year and longer.
  • There is a 75% likelihood of La NiƱa conditions occurring from September onward, potentially bringing heavy rainfall and floods to the already affected areas.
  • On 26 April, the Government of Vietnam with the United Nations launched the Drought and Saltwater Intrusion Emergency Response Plan 2016/17, including an appeal for US$48.5 million to cover immediate emergency needs. So far 31% of this appeal has been mobilized.
  • US$3,897,864 has been allocated from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to UN agencies in Viet Nam for life-saving activities in 8 most severely affected provinces.
  • Over the last months, emergency operations have accelerated to cover more than 18 provinces, mainly with water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, health, food and cash support.

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