Consolidated 6 provinces - Typhoon no.9

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Typhoon no.9 Ketansa consolidated 6 provinces - Presentation at the meeting on October 06, 2009

Typhoon no.9 Ketansa consolidated 6 provinces - Presentation at the meeting on October 06, 2009

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  • 1. Joint-assessment report Ketsana typhoon 6 provinces Quang Tri,Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum
  • 2. Participating organizations
    • Action Aid
    • World Vision
    • Plan International in Vietnam
    • Save the Children
    • Care International
    • Handicap International Belgium
    • Oxfam International
    • UNICEF
    • WHO
    • CECI
    • DWF
    • Habitat
    • NAV
    • Spanish Red Cross
    • Challenge to Change
    • PACCOM
    • And others
  • 3. Methodologies
    • Review of provincial and district status reports on damages by storm no. 9 (or Ketsana), rescue & responses to the local people in emergencies.
    • On-site data collection : field observation, interviews with households, group discussions and communal & district officials in affected communes
    • Meeting with provincial departments (PCFSC, RC, DARD, DOH, DOET, DOFA, PPC Bureau)
  • 4. Highlights of impacts Flash flood Landslide Kon Tum Typhoon Double flooding QUang Ngai Typhoon Double flooding QUang Nam Typhoon and flood Da Nang Flood Thua Thien Hue Flood in lower land Flash flood in highland Quang Tri Highlights Provinces
  • 5. Key findings - Housing
    • Large scale of damage on housing including collapsed houses and roof blown away. The damage is found in all provinces
    • The number of houses damaged found more in provinces where they experienced stronger typhoon wind and landslide.
    • Example: Quang Ngai: 4,200 houses totally collapsed ; 67,161 party damaged; Quang Nam: 15,200 totally collapsed; 155,000 houses with roof totally damaged. Kon Tum needs to evacuate about 3,000 households to avoid further landslide risks.
  • 6. Key findings: Education
    • In all provinces, there is a large number of schools and class-rooms damaged: e.g. 2000 classrooms in Quang Ngai alone
    • Huge number of children lost their text books and note-books due to flood or typhoon swept away
    • Many schools are re-opened but in some communes the schools are expected to be closed for 1 – 3 weeks. In Kon Tum and Dakrong district of Quang Tri, some schools will only be re-opened in 1 – 3 months.
    • Many schools re-opened but children have to take shifts due to loss of class-rooms
    • Stress over children with busy learning schedule to catch up with non-affected areas
  • 7. Findings: Food
    • Rice and noodle provision was provided for 3 days in most areas.
    • Poor families will lack food for 1-6 months due to loss of last rice crop (flood early September) and wet during the typhoon
    • Risk of increased malnutrition among children
  • 8. Findings: Health
    • Reported damage of health facilities in all places
    • Medical equipment and drugs damaged due to power cut off
    • Availability of mobile medical teams but still limited
    • High risk of disease outbreak (including H1N1) and water-born diseases
  • 9. Findings: Livelihood
    • Loss of crops (rice, maize and sweet potatoes, or other such as garlic in Ly Son district)
    • Huge loss of aquaculture products and materials in coastal districts in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Da Nang and Thua Thien Hue
    • Huge loss of forest plants and cash crops (e.g. pepper, cinnamon, rubber…) in highland districts affected by typhoon such as Quang Nam and Quang Ngai
    • Loss of fishing boats (e.g. Quang Ngai: 277; Quang Nam: 269)
    • Loss of farming tools in flooded area (Quang Tri, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Hue….)
  • 10. Findings: Water & Sanitation
    • High risk related to water born diseases due to contaminated water in most areas
    • Example in Quang Ngai, estimation of 30% of open wells treated by DOH and on-going
    • Increased risk of dengue fever, H1N1 and diarrhea due to poor hygiene practice and contaminated water
  • 11. Recommendations – Short term
    • Food aid :Immediate support needed of noodle, rice and bottle water to the people in remote and recently isolated communities (especially highland communes in Kon Tum, Quang Tri and Quang Ngai)
    • Shelter : provide roofing materials for unroofed house households.
    • Education: Roofs for damaged schools, provision of table and chairs for schools; books , student kits for children and teaching materials
    • Nonfood items depending on local need (including blankets, clothes, household utensils, lighting fuel…)
  • 12. Recommendations – short term
    • Cleaning of surrounding environment
    • Filtered water including filtering equipments, cloramin B, Aqua tab and restoring of water sources in mountainous areas.
    • Free health check up, provision of essential medicines especially to treat water-born diseases including skin infection
    • IEC materials on health and environment
    • Cash for poor and near poor families
  • 13. Recommendations – Medium and long-term
    • Reconstruction collapsed houses : top up Government support (current policy 5,000,000 dong/house)
    • Rice, vegetable seed/seedlings and fertilizers for next crop
    • Livestock support
    • Farming tools and equipments
    • Fishery tools and equipments
    • Repairs of schools, irrigation work and inter-village roads and bridge
    • DRR programmes include safe house construction techniques
  • 14. Examples for support needed
    • Reconstruction of totally collapsed houses: top up Government 300 USD, need additional 1,000 USD at least per house. Prioritise the poorest (E.g. Quang Ngai: 1,000 households, Quang Nam: 30% of 15,200 houses, 70% of collapsed housed in Kon Tum, Quang Tri)
    • About 30% of houses with roof totally destroyed need iron roofing material (120 USD/hh)
    • School kits: 10 USD each for children from poor families affected (about 20 – 30 % of total hhs)
    • Rice seed: 5 -10 kg/household for poor families affected (about 50 % total)
    • Roofing for damaged classrooms (at lease double amount for household)
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