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Emergency Response to 2020 Viet Nam Floods
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PLAN’s Assistance to Help Children Continue Their Schooling

22nd January 2021 20:00

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Typhoons and torrential rains repeatedly hit Viet Nam in early October last year. JPF member NGO PLAN International Japan is continuing its support for the people affected in Central Viet Nam.

Schools affected by the floods and landslides have lost educational materials and books, and toilets and water supply facilities have become unusable. Additionally, the deterioration of sanitary conditions increases the risk of the spread of infectious diseases, and for individual families, children's clothing and school bags have also been lost. This has made it difficult for children from impoverished families to continue their studies.

PLAN is supporting the reopening of schools and the improvement of livelihoods in Kon Tum Province in Central Viet Nam, where poverty rate is high and there were severe damages from the floods. Last month, as part of the support for reopening schools, PLAN distributed school bags and winter down jackets to children attending preschools and elementary schools, and this month they distributed water purifiers to the schools themselves.

PLAN's School Reopening and Livelihood Assistance

21st December 2020 16:00

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO PLAN International Japan is supporting the reopening of schools and livelihood improvement in the flood-affected areas of Kon Tum Province in Central Viet Nam.

PLAN is implementing the project in Kon Plong and Kon Ray Districts. These two districts have the highest poverty rates in Central Viet Nam among the nine provinces that were severely damaged by typhoons and torrential rains that repeatedly hit the area in early October.

To support the reopening of schools, PLAN will provide school bags and winter jackets to students as many had their belongings swept away by the floods. They will also support the affected schools in the area through providing books and water purifiers, and through repairing school toilets and water supply facilities. For livelihood support, PLAN will provide poultry (chickens and ducks) to vulnerable households. Currently, PLAN is in the process of selecting beneficiaries and schools for their project and procuring supplies.

Decision to Launch

10th November 2020 23:54

On 6 November, Japan Platform (JPF) has decided to launch an emergency response program to support the people affected by the floods and landslides caused by the sustaining heavy rains in Central Viet Nam. Torrential rains that hit Central Viet Nam from 6 October caused severe and widespread flooding and landslides in nine provinces including Da Nang City.

Additionally, Typhoon Molave, one of the biggest typhoons to hit Viet Nam in the last 20 years, made landfall on 28 October, followed by Typhoon Goni also making landfall in South Central Viet Nam on 6 November. They have both caused further damages to the region.

As of the end of October, 150 people have died, 62 people are missing, and more than 375,000 people have been evacuated. More than 200,000 homes have been flooded so far but this number may increase in the future.

Many schools have been damaged by the floods, as well as agricultural land, livestock, and poultry, and these losses have had a severe impact on the livelihoods of affected households. Also, many people have been cut off from access to safe water, and with public healthcare facilities affected by the floods, the spread of infectious diseases, especially those caused by unsanitary water, is of particular concern.

JPF and its member NGOs will implement projects in line with local support needs, such as NFI (Non-food items) distribution, school reopening support, and healthcare and sanitation improvement. We will promptly provide the necessary support while paying close attention to COVID-19 prevention.

We will be posting regular updates on JPF's website and social media.

On 6 November, Japan Platform (JPF) has decided to launch an emergency response program to support the people affected by the floods and landslides caused by the sustaining heavy rains in Central Viet Nam.

<Overview>

  • ベトナム水害2020被災者支援
  • Torrential rains that hit Central Viet Nam from 6 October caused severe and widespread flooding and landslides in nine provinces including Da Nang City. On 28 October, Typhoon Molave, one of the biggest typhoons to hit Viet Nam in the last 20 years, brought further damages to the region*1. As of the end of October, 150 people have died, 62 people are missing*1, and more than 375,000 people have been evacuated*2. More than 200,000 homes have been flooded so far*3 but this number may increase in the future. In addition, on 6 November, Typhoon Goni made landfall in South Central Viet Nam, which caused further damages*4.
  • Around 649 schools have been affected by the floods, raising concerns about the learning environment for approximately 144,000 children already affected by the new coronavirus*1. About 24,734 houses have collapsed or have been damaged, and about 177,921 are flooded*3. There is a lack of feminine hygiene products, and since evacuees are living in the absence of privacy, there has also been an increased risk of violence and abuse. In addition, about 112,791 hectares of agricultural land have been damaged and around 691,101 livestock and poultry have been killed due to flooding*3. This loss has had a severe impact on the livelihoods of affected households. More than 560,000 people have been cut off from access to safe water, and with around 61 public healthcare facilities affected, the spread of infectious diseases, especially those caused by unsanitary water, is of particular concern*1.
  • A joint needs assessment was conducted by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA) and aid agencies from 20 to 23 October, and food, WASH (water, hygiene, and sanitation), livelihood support, shelter, NFIs (sanitary items and household items), school reopening support, and healthcare have been identified as the prioritized needs*2.
  • Given these conditions in the affected regions, JPF and its member NGOs will implement projects in line with local support needs, such as NFI distribution, school reopening support, and healthcare and sanitation improvement.
  • We will promptly provide the necessary support while paying close attention to COVID-19 prevention. We will be posting regular updates on JPF's website and Facebook page.

*1 UNICEF, Viet Nam Situation Report No.1 (Floods and Storms) - 22 Oct - 03 Nov 2020 (3 November 2020)
*2 UNRCO ,Viet Nam: Floods, Landslides and Storms - Office of the Resident Coordinator Flash Update No. 4 (28 October 2020)
*3 UNRCO , Viet Nam: Floods, Landslides and Storms - Office of the Resident Coordinator Flash Update No. 3 (22 October 2020)
*4 Relief Web, Switzerland provides humanitarian assistance to the victims of the floods in Central Vietnam (10 November 2020)

Program Overview

Term 4 months, Initial Response Period
Budget 90 million yen (government subsidies)
Location Areas affected by the floods in Viet Nam
Organizations
(Expected)
Save the Children Japan (SCJ), Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV), Plan International (PLAN)