UNDP supporting VN in disaster response and resilient recovery

(VNF) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the assessment and coordination of the current emergency flood and typhoon response, and early recovery efforts in Vietnam, which amount to USD 78,000.

(VNF) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the assessment and coordination of the current emergency flood and typhoon response, and early recovery efforts in Vietnam, which amount to USD 78,000.

UNDP supporting VN in disaster response and resilient recovery

Damrey is the strongest storm to impact Vietnam’s South Central coastal region in at least a decade. (Photo: Phước Tuấn/vnexpress.net)

The information was published yesterday (November 8) by UNDP, in response to a request from the Government of Vietnam to the UN seeking support for the country’s affected populations on November 6.

At the moment, the organization is now actively reaching out to partners to look at how best to support the affected populations to effectively cope and recover.

UNDP has ongoing partnerships with the Government’s Disaster Management Authority, and has a long tradition of positive partnerships with the Vietnam Red Cross, Women’s Union and civil society organizations. These networks have provided relief and recovery support in previous disasters including the 2016 drought and previous large scale flooding and typhoon events.

Resilience building, enhancing institutional capacity to prevent and respond to climate induced disasters and climate proofing investments in the small scale rural infrastructure has been integral part of UNDP’s disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation projects.

On November 4, 2017, typhoon Damrey (storm no.12) made landfall in Vietnam with winds of up to 135 km/hour. The storm has heavily impacted more than 10 provinces, and comes directly on the tail of previous a particularly active storm season, and has caused widespread damage and extensive flooding.

Damrey is the strongest storm to impact Vietnam’s South Central coastal region in at least a decade. An estimated 4.3 million people are affected by the typhoon./.

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