FAO assists smallholder farming households in flood-hit central Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday announced an emergency project to respond to  the  severe  floods  in central Vietnam. 
FAO assists smallholder farming households in flood-hit central Vietnam - ảnh 1 Thousands of houses in Quang Tri province are inundated in October, 2020.

FAO,  with  financial assistance of 500,000 euros (587,000 USD) from the European Union, will provide assistance in the form of cash transfers for food and basic non-food needs to at least 6,000 of the most vulnerable families affected by the floods in Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue provinces.

In addition, FAO has made available of 300,000 USD from Belgium through the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA), to support the   recovery   of   livestock   production   of   vulnerable   smallholder   farming households impacted by the shock of the recent floods in Quang Binh and Quang Tri provinces.

During October, Vietnam’s central region was hit by four tropical storms  and  prolonged  heavy  rain  that  caused  serious  damage  to  agricultural production, shelter, water and sanitation and, consequently, threatened the food security of vulnerable households. Compounded by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent storms and floods have pushed millions of people into acute vulnerability in need of assistance.