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Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009


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Typhoon no. 9 - General overview and priority sectors for action at the meeting on October 06, 2009

Typhoon no. 9 - General overview and priority sectors for action at the meeting on October 06, 2009

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  • 1. Ketsana information meeting MARD, 6 th October 2009
  • 2. Ketsana : general overview
    • Hitting Philippines first: time to react
    • 163 casualties – 170,000 people evacuated
    • Some US$785 million in damages
    • 14 provinces affected: widespread damage
    • Multisectoral impact
    • GoV quick action and leadership
    • Information available and being timely shared
  • 3. Government of Viet Nam response
    • Long experience and capacity in dealing with disasters
    • Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) leadership and clear guidance to provinces
    • Department of Dyke Management, Flood and Storm Control ( DDMFSC ) securing dykes and key infrastructure
    • Disaster Management Centre ( DMC ) gathering information and updating the website regularly
    • People’s Aid Coordination Committee ( PACCOM ) strong support to NGOs operating in affected areas
  • 4. Main affected sectors: short term
    • Water , Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to prevent disease outbreaks
    • Health : ensure health centres are functioning and providing sufficient services
    • Food security : ensure that the gap until next harvest is adequately addressed
    • Shelter : houses washed away and/or unroofed
      • WASH and Health clusters have been activated
  • 5. Main affected sectors: long term
    • Livelihoods , with main focus in agriculture and fisheries, but including small and medium enterprises (handicraft, shops, etc.)
    • Education , with hardware (schools and classrooms) and “software” (notebooks, uniforms, etc).
    • Early Recovery, application of development principles to humanitarian/post disaster settings.
      • Three cluster will be possibly activated
  • 6. Challenges
    • Another typhoon (Parma) is threatening Viet Nam
    • Further rain can worsen the situation
    • Access to isolated areas should be prioritized
    • Damages, losses and needs: what is the gap (if any)?
    • Impact in historical sites (Hue, Hoi An and others)
    • Build Back Better, learning from the past
    • Different victims – different needs: ethnic minorities priorities and gender sensitive approach
    • Coordination of international support to boost national efforts
  • 7. Joint Rapid Assessments
    • Disaster Management Working Group (DMWG) with GoV, NGOs and UN
    • 6 teams to 6 provinces
    • Strong support from PACCOM
    • Objective: validate information available, identify needs and mainstream gender and other cross cutting issues
    • Full reports will be available soon
  • 8.