Ketsana information meeting MARD, 6 th  October 2009
Ketsana : general overview <ul><li>Hitting Philippines first: time to react </li></ul><ul><li>163 casualties – 170,000 peo...
Government of Viet Nam response <ul><li>Long  experience and capacity  in dealing with disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Central...
Main affected sectors:  short term <ul><li>Water ,  Sanitation and Hygiene  (WASH) to prevent disease outbreaks </li></ul>...
Main affected sectors:  long term <ul><li>Livelihoods , with main focus in agriculture and fisheries, but including small ...
Challenges <ul><li>Another typhoon (Parma) is threatening Viet Nam </li></ul><ul><li>Further rain can worsen the situation...
Joint Rapid Assessments <ul><li>Disaster Management Working Group (DMWG) with GoV, NGOs and UN </li></ul><ul><li>6 teams t...
 
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Typhoon no. 9 - General overview and priority sectors for action at the meeting on October 06, 2009

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Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009

  1. 1. Ketsana information meeting MARD, 6 th October 2009
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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