Viet Nam

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Indigenous communities around the world pioneered drought resilience and adaptation. As extreme heat intensifies, the world needs to heed their lessons.
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2021
This paper reports on the condition of the Basin in 2019, including its hydrology/water flow, flood and drought. The year saw recorded unprecedented flow conditions in the Mekong mainstream and from tributaries.
Mekong River Commission for Sustainable Development
Old colonial buildings on a street in downtown Hoi An, Vietnam along the Thu Bon River flooded during the 2021 rainy season
As extreme weather events become common, threatening communities and economies across the world, the UN is helping policy-makers and leaders by projecting the impact of future climate hazards, and recommending the best, most cost-effective ways to adapt.
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2011

This strategy outlines Vietnam's approach to sustainable and effective growth, which must come along with social progress and equality, national resources and environment protection, socio-political stability, firm protection of independence-sovereignty

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2007

The general goal of the national strategy for natural disaster prevention, response and mitigation to 2020 is to mobilize all resources to effectively implement disaster prevention, response and mitigation from now up to 2020 in order to minimize the

Viet Nam - government
1993

This ordinance sets out provisions for activities conducted for the prevention, control and mitigation of the consequences of floods and storms. The ordinance identifies a comprehensive flood and storm plan that involves developing domestic policies that

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2021
This guide offers an operational understanding of both the country’s disaster management capability and information on demographics, hazards, infrastructure, laws and guidelines, risks and vulnerabilities, and other key areas.
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
2020
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Viet Nam under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific