USAID helps Vietnam improve natural disaster response

(VOVWORLD) - Phase III of the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in Central Vietnam project will benefit 180,000 people in several central provinces, the Vietnam Red Cross Society announced at the project launching ceremony in Hanoi on Tuesday.

With a grant of 2.9 million USD, Phase III will help communities in Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces increase their resilience to natural hazards, raise disaster preparedness, and better mitigate the consequences caused by natural disasters.

The project is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and facilitated by the Vietnam Red Cross Society and some foreign NGOs.

"The project, implemented in both rural and urban areas, has seen positive outcomes in enhancing community resilience to natural disasters and conducted training services on first aid and search and rescue," said Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Red Cross Society.

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