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  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
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Key figures

  • 96,484,000 Total population [?]
  • 71,467 Landmass affected [?]
  • 1,500,000 People affected [?]



Central Vietnam is experiencing floods and landslides as a result of heavy storms and repeated typhoons since October. There were five tropical storms in the region between 11 and 28 October. 214 people had been reported dead or missing as of 28 October. 1.5 million people have been affected in Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, and Binh Dinh provinces. A total of 7.7 million people live in the provinces that have experienced flooding. Of those affected, 375,000 people are in evacuation centres, where many lack access to WASH facilities and healthcare and where COVID-19 mitigation measures are not followed.  

Flooding has damaged 30,000 hectares of agricultural land and killed more than two million cattle and poultry. 360 schools and 78 healthcare centres have also been damaged or flooded. Protection concerns for women and children have been raised.

165km of national highway, 140km of local roads, and three bridges are reported to have been heavily damaged, hampering the delivery of humanitarian aid.?

Latest Developments


Typhoon Vamco hit the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue on 15 November, injuring at least 19 people, destroying five houses and damaging 1,500 others. 177,000 households (approximately 672,600 people) in Quang Binh were by power outages caused by damage to electrical wires and poles.?

13/11/2020: Tropical Storm Etau made landfall in central Vietnam on 10 November, killing two people and affecting over 500. 31 houses have been damaged or destroyed, and 9,495 people evacuated. Disruptions to road, rail, and electricity services are reported. Typhoon Vamco is projected to impact central Vietnam beginning 14 November. ?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Key Priorities


Shelter and NFIs: assistance in the repair of damaged houses and the supply of basic items is required.

Food security: damages to agricultural land and cattle deaths are causing food security concerns for the affected population, particularly those already experiencing the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.

WASH: clean water and sanitation facilities are a major need in health centres and schools and for the affected population.?