Vietnam Consolidated Report on Drought and Saltwater Intrusion

This situation report is an internal report by the UNDRMT. It covers the period from Oct 2015- 10 March 2016.

Key issues in this report:

  • Severe drought has impacted all provinces in the Mekong Delta, Southern Central and Central highland regions since the end of 2015. 
  • 39 out of Viet Nam’s 63 provinces have requested support from central government to cope with the most severe El Nino / drought in 90 years. 
  • Currently 10 provinces have declared drought emergencies: Bình Thuận, Bến Tre, Vĩnh Long, Sóc Trăng, Cà Mau, Trà Vinh, Tiền Giang, Long An, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu and Gia Lai. 
  • On 15 March 2015 Government and the UN will organise an extraordinary partnership meeting with donors, development partners, INGOs, technical experts and the media to discuss joint efforts for drought response and recovery.