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Over 40,000 VNese people to benefit from VRC’s project

With an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Phase II of the Vietnam Red Cross’s project launched by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink yesterday is expected to benefit 13,700 people directly and 30,000 people indirectly in three provinces of the Mekong delta province of Bac Lieu, the northern province of Hoa Binh, and the central province of Quang Tri.

Over 40,000 VNese people to benefit from VRC’s project

Phase II is built on the achievements of Phase I and will continue to utilize a community-based approach to help communes better prepare for and increase their resilience against disasters.
Project activities which will be carried out to September 30, 2019 include developing hazard risk reduction and disaster preparedness plans; providing training on water use, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies to teachers and students; organizing train the trainer courses for Provincial Disaster Response teams; developing and adapting Health Emergency Response Guides; and providing first aid and epidemic prevention training.
Vietnam remains vulnerable to a host of weather-related risks and climate change impacts. The recent typhoons Doksuri and Damrey clearly demonstrated the importance of being prepared and able to effectively respond to disasters.
Since 2000, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has provided more than $20 million to address emergency response needs and disaster risk management activities in Vietnam.

By NGUYEN QUOC – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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