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Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009
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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 <ul><li>Hitting Philippines first: time to react </li></ul><ul><li>163 casualties – 170,000 people evacuated </li></ul><ul><li>Some US$785 million in damages </li></ul><ul><li>14 provinces affected: widespread damage </li></ul><ul><li>Multisectoral impact </li></ul><ul><li>GoV quick action and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Information available and being timely shared </li></ul>
  • 3. Government of Viet Nam response <ul><li>Long experience and capacity in dealing with disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) leadership and clear guidance to provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Dyke Management, Flood and Storm Control ( DDMFSC ) securing dykes and key infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Management Centre ( DMC ) gathering information and updating the website regularly </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Aid Coordination Committee ( PACCOM ) strong support to NGOs operating in affected areas </li></ul>
  • 4. Main affected sectors: short term <ul><li>Water , Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to prevent disease outbreaks </li></ul><ul><li>Health : ensure health centres are functioning and providing sufficient services </li></ul><ul><li>Food security : ensure that the gap until next harvest is adequately addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter : houses washed away and/or unroofed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WASH and Health clusters have been activated </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Main affected sectors: long term <ul><li>Livelihoods , with main focus in agriculture and fisheries, but including small and medium enterprises (handicraft, shops, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Education , with hardware (schools and classrooms) and “software” (notebooks, uniforms, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Early Recovery, application of development principles to humanitarian/post disaster settings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three cluster will be possibly activated </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Challenges <ul><li>Another typhoon (Parma) is threatening Viet Nam </li></ul><ul><li>Further rain can worsen the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Access to isolated areas should be prioritized </li></ul><ul><li>Damages, losses and needs: what is the gap (if any)? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact in historical sites (Hue, Hoi An and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Back Better, learning from the past </li></ul><ul><li>Different victims – different needs: ethnic minorities priorities and gender sensitive approach </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of international support to boost national efforts </li></ul>
  • 7. Joint Rapid Assessments <ul><li>Disaster Management Working Group (DMWG) with GoV, NGOs and UN </li></ul><ul><li>6 teams to 6 provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support from PACCOM </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: validate information available, identify needs and mainstream gender and other cross cutting issues </li></ul><ul><li>Full reports will be available soon </li></ul>
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