Viet Nam

Brief description of the CCCM context in Vietnam

The heavy late rains in 2011 that affected Thailand and Cam-bodia also induced flooding in Vietnam further downstream of the Mekong. In total, the 2011 floods killed more than 100 people, mostly children, and destroyed tens of millions of dollars of agriculture, aquaculture and infrastructure.

Over the course of 2011, natural disasters resulted in 295 people missing or dead and more than USD 615 millions in damage. Presently in Vietnam, Emergency Focal Points main-tain crisis vigilance through government counterparts, offi-cial data sources and local media.

Latest achievements in Vietnam

  • Developed a project on climate change and migration for a province in the Mekong Delta, south of Vietnam.
  • With UNDP and Can Tho University, organized workshop in June 2012 on climate change and migration.

Plans for 2012 to 2013 in Vietnam

  • Reach out to affected populations for improved disaster preparedness.
  • Study the effects of environmental degradation on mi-gration.
  • Follow up work on the June workshop on climate change and migration.