Disasters and emergency response
Why Asia's Typhoon Season Targeted Vietnam This Year
You probably heard about Hurricane Maria as it killed hundreds of people across the Caribbean Sea in September and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding in the U.S. city of Houston a month earlier.But do you know about Kirogi, a tropical storm of near-typhoon proportions that made landfall ...
Viet Nam: Children at risk of malnutrition in aftermath of Typhoon Damrey, reports UNICEF
More than a week after Typhoon Damrey battered south-central Viet Nam, assessments by United Nations aid agencies have revealed that vulnerable populations – including children, and pregnant and nursing mothers – in poor and remote areas are still underserved by relief efforts. An estimated 150,000 children ...
UNICEF Issues Statement on Impact of Typhoon Damrey on Children in Viet Nam
Typhoon Damrey that has battered Viet Nam is likely to be one of the worst storms to strike the country’s central southern coastal region in years. According to the latest report from Vietnamese authorities, at least 4 children died and 2 are still missing.Keep reading ...
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Landslides in Mekong Delta could lead to serious flooding
There are 562 landslide spots in Mekong Delta with total length of over 786 kilometers, according to the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control.Keep reading ...
Vietnam releases water from brimming reservoirs as APEC summit nears
Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday to avoid further flooding, after a weekend typhoon killed nearly 90 people. Authorities said particular effort was being made to avoid flooding around the city of Danang, which will host U.S. President Donald Trump, China’s Xi ...