Viet Nam: Impact of Anticipatory Action – Racing against Typhoon Noru
Anticipatory action is a growing concept in Viet Nam. Over the past few years, the partnership between the Viet Nam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union has invested into exploring the possibilities for strengthening systems to act ahead of natural hazards – particularly typhoons and droughts – in the country. This paper highlights the progress made towards this mission through an activation in September 2022, ahead of Typhoon Noru. Through a collective effort, waterproof drums and multipurpose cash assistance were provided three days before Typhoon Noru made landfall in the central provinces of Viet Nam. This enabled families, identified from the list of poor and near poor households in regular social protection programmes, to safeguard their food security and assets ahead of the shock.
This report was originally published on the FAO website.
November 22, 2023
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Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Evidence, Lessons Learnt
Cyclone / Typhoon / Hurricane, Drought