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9/29/2017 9:07:27 AM

USAID supports Vietnam to improve disaster response

(VNF) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday kick started the Phase II of the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in Central Vietnam project.  

Delegates at the launching event. 

According to the US Embassy, phase II of the project will be implemented by the American Red Cross with five Consortium members:  Vietnam Red Cross, Plan International, HelpAge International, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children.

With a grant of $1.54 million, phase II is expected to directly and indirectly benefit 37,000 and 200,000 people respectively in four central provinces: Ha Tinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Quang Tri.

The funding will be used to increase local people's capacity in preparing for natural disasters.

In more details, a community-based approach will be used to help communities increase their resilience against disasters. 

The Consortium Partners will continue to provide supports for the improvement of early warning systems, raise disaster preparedness awareness, and conduct trainings on first aid, search and rescue activities.

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Doksuri typhoon ravaged Ha Tinh,  a central province of Vietnam in mid September (source: VNE)

Vietnam remains  susceptible to weather-related risks and climate change impacts, including floods. 

Recently, typhoon Doksuri, which hit the country in mid September, was a clear example of how important it is to be well-prepared and effectively respond to disasters. 

Since 2000, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has provided over $20 million to address emergency response needs and disaster risk management activities in Vietnam./.   

  ( VNF )
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