Landslides resulted from flash floods occurred in Nam-Ho Dien Bien districts of Lai Chau Province, Mu Chang Chai districts of Yen Bai Province, and Muong La districts of Son La Province. The Government of Viet Nam, through the Central Steering Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) of Viet Nam, swiftly responded to the disaster. As of 7 August 2017, CCNDPC of Viet Nam reported that there were 26 casualties and 15 people missing. The landslides resulted in 231 houses completely collapsed, 425 houses damaged, 338.5 ha of rice field destroyed, 24.414 m³ of national roads eroded, 117.706 m³ provincial and district roads eroded, and 145 irrigation works damaged.
“The AHA Centre extends our condolence to the people of Viet Nam and those who have been affected by flash floods and landslides in northern part of Viet Nam. We are working in close coordination with the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control of Viet Nam (DNPC) and mobilising our ASEAN relief items from our depot in Subang, Malaysia. The AHA Centre would like to thank the Government of Viet Nam for the trust and confidence given to the AHA Centre. Today, we commemorate the birth of ASEAN 50 years ago. It is meaningful moment for the AHA Centre as we join hands with the Government of Viet Nam to extend ASEAN’s solidarity to the people affected by flash floods and landslides. This is solidarity in action, in the spirit of “One ASEAN One Response,” said Ms. Adelina Kamal, Acting Executive Director of the AHA Centre.
The ASEAN relief items are scheduled to arrive today on 8 August 2017 at the Hanoi International Airport. The relief items consist of 3,000 units of hygiene kits, 1 unit of multi-storage unit, 1 unit of 16kva generator, 300 units of shelter repair kits, 600 units of family kits, and 300 units of kitchen sets, worth of approximately USD230,000. As of morning of 7 August 2017, two AHA Centre’s staff members already arrived in Hanoi to have close coordination with the DNPC.
The AHA Centre, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, will continue to closely monitor the situation in Viet Nam, in close coordination with the DNPC.
About the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (the AHA Centre)
The AHA Centre is an inter-?governmental organisation established by ten (10) ASEAN Member States on 17 November 2011 with the aim to facilitate cooperation and coordination amongst ASEAN Member States and with relevant United Nations and international organisations in promoting regional collaboration in disaster management. The AHA Centre is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
For more information regarding the AHA Centre please contact:
Phone: +62 21 210 12278 www.ahacentre.org