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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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    Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009 Ketansa information meeting 29 sept 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • Ketsana information meeting MARD, 6 th October 2009
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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