Typhoon Doksuri made landfall on Vietnam on September 15, 2017, killing six people and injuring 215 others. With sustained winds of 135 km/hr, it caused severe damage to almost 200,000 homes and affected the lives of more than 1.5 million people. Agriculture, aquaculture and infrastructure all sustained heavy damage, putting people’s health and livelihoods at risk.
Shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene services
Damaged homes has affected more than 900,000 people, leaving several thousands of families forced to live in temporary shelters, houses without roofs or neighbours. In addition, many of the poor households do not have the means to repair their homes. The impact on agriculture and aquaculture has affected more than 500,000 people. In the hardest hit province, Ha Tinh, where the whole electricity system was paralyzed, more than half of the population is dealing with either damaged homes or loss of livelihoods. Water supply systems were also damaged by the ensuing flooding, leading to a loss of clean, potable water and increasing the risk of water-borne diseases.
Assist severely affected poor families with their shelter and hygiene needs and improve their access to potable water
• Provide a $550 CAD cash grant to 115 selected households to assist them in repairing their homes.
• Provide containers for water storage to 500 of the most vulnerable households, focusing on pregnant women, women who have children under 2 years of age, single mothers, elderly women and people with disability
• Distribute hygiene kits, containing soap, towels, sanitary pads, wash clothes, etc.) to 3,000 households.
• Conduct information sessions on increased importance of proper hygiene practices following a disaster to prevent the risk of diseases.
CARE has been delivering humanitarian and development aid in the affected region for more than 20 years, and has been present in the country for 25. CARE also has an emergency response team of 15
experienced staff members, who have responded to disasters such as typhoons, drought and flooding in the past. CARE has developed strong local partnerships, at both the provincial and village levels that enables it to respond quickly in times of emergency.