Vietnam Floods - November 2016
Save the Children Canada
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to reduce risk of waterborne diseases; provide affected communities with economic means to meet their basic needs
Three tropical storms (including two typhoons) caused heavy rain and widespread flooding in Vietnam over a one-week period in mid-October. More than 30 people died because of the storms, and approximately 650,000 people were affected, including 182,000 children, in five central provinces.
The storms damaged more than 130,000 houses overall. Save the Children has identified approximately 71,000 homes completely flooded in just one of the five provinces affected, resulting in an extensive loss of household items and possessions. The flooding has damaged many water supply systems, making the potential risk of waterborne communicable diseases a growing concern. Flooding has also destroyed vast agricultural areas and killed domesticated birds and livestock. People living in mountainous areas and the most vulnerable populations (including elderly people, people living with disabilities, female-headed households, and land-poor households) were the most affected and remain the most at risk.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Save lives and protect vulnerable populations, in particular children, while also addressing the specific and unique needs of girls and boys.
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $168,750
Humanitarian Coalition $22,500
Save the Children Canada $33,750