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Key figures

  • 96,484,000 Total population [?]
  • 1,500,000 People affected [?]
  • 177,000 People in Need [?]



Central Vietnam is experiencing floods and landslides as a result of heavy storms and repeated typhoons since October 2020. There were five tropical storms in the region between 11–28 October. 243 people had been reported dead or missing as at 15 January 2021. 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 areas that have experienced flooding. Of those affected, 375,000 people were in evacuation centres as at 21 December 2020, where many lack access to WASH facilities and healthcare; COVID-19 mitigation measures are also not followed. As at 15 January 2021, 31,647 evacuated households (approximately 120,000 people) had been able to return to their homes.

Flooding has damaged 30,000 hectares of agricultural land and killed more than two million cattle and poultry. 862 schools and 124 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


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

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.?