This Handbook provides an overview of the country’s government, geography and demographics, social and cultural practices, as well as details its history of natural disasters, and the current state of its disaster risk and response management. In particular, it highlights Vietnam’s DRR strategies and plans to prepare and protect the country and its people for a strong and resilient future. CFEDM provides education, training and research about disaster risk management in humanitarian assistance, particularly in international settings, which require coordination between Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies. This guide serves as an initial source of information for individuals preparing for DRR activities or immediate deployment with Vietnam partner responders in crisis.
The Disaster Management Reference Handbook Series is intended to provide decision makers, planners, responders and disaster management practitioners with an overview of the disaster management structure, policies, laws, and plans for each country covered in the series. Natural and man-made threats most likely to affect the country are discussed. The handbook also provides basic country background information, including cultural, demographic, geographic, infrastructure, and other relevant data.
Conditions such as poverty, water and sanitation, vulnerable groups, and other humanitarian issues are included. A basic overview of the health situation in the country and disease surveillance is also covered. The handbooks include information on key national entities involved in disaster management, disaster response and preparation, and the military’s role in disaster relief. Information on United Nation agencies, international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), major local NGOs, and key U.S. agencies and programs in the country, are also provided.