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Viet Nam: Floods - Emergency Appeal operation update no 2 (MDRVN014)

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Publication date

Emergency Appeal no MDRVN014

EA update no 2: 15 June 2017

Timeframe covered by this update: 27 October 2016 – 31 May 2017

Operation start date: 17 Nov 2016

Operation timeframe: 9 months (November 2016 – July 2017)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

For three consecutive months from October to December 2016, continuous heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in various provinces of Central Viet Nam. Initial floods lashed from 14 to 16 October while the second wave of floods were from 30 October to 5 November. Furthermore, incessant heavy rain that started from 31 November 2016 and continued into early 2017 brought another severe flood in the province of Binh Dinh. The three flooding events collectively left at least 88 people dead, destroyed more than 1,016 houses, damaged some 31,000 hectares of rice fields, killed more than 86,985 cattle and washed away 512,345 poultry. More than 728,119 people were affected.

The flooding that affected Binh Dinh was described by some community members and local authorities as the most severe in the province’s history. The estimated total value of losses caused by the floods in Binh Dinh alone – based on figures provided as of 29 December 2016 – was VND 2.2 billion (approximately USD 100 million).

B. Operational strategy and plan


The appeal aims to meet the WASH, relief and shelter needs of 24,050 affected population in the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Quang Tri. In addition, the VNRC will support the improvement of knowledge and skills on disaster management, paired with small-scale risk mitigation measures in three worst affected schools in Quang Tri province. Progress made during this reporting period are made against revised outputs and indicators presented in the revised Emergency Appeal posted on 19 May 2017.