Post-flood recovery packages for Vietnamese households
A humanitarian aid project to support households to recover from floods in the central province of Quang Nam, Vietnam, was launched on 29 December. The aid is funded by the Dutch Relief Alliance.
Distribution of recovery packages
The project provides recovery packages containing plastic buckets, and hygienic tools for households while promoting communications on Covid-19 prevention and control as well as hygiene and clean water in communes.
The aid, funded by the Dutch Relief Alliance, is part of the Acute Joint Response by organisations Plan International, Oxfam Novib, CARE, and World Vision to support early recovery for people affected by the flooding and typhoon in Vietnam.
The recovery packages are part of multiple actions to provide emergency assistance. Through Oxfam Vietnam, the livelihoods of 5,000 households severely affected by natural disasters in Tra Bui, Tra Duong, Tra Dong, Tra Son and Tra Giang communes of Bac Tra My are being restored with a total value of over 5.5 billion Vietnamese dong (238,000 US dollar).
Beneficiaries are households with damaged houses, vulnerable groups like poor and near-poor households, or households of people with disabilities, and ethnic people.
The same day, Quang Nam Red Cross Society launched a World Vision-funded housing project worth VND 4 billion for 400 households affected by natural disasters in 2020 in the Nong Son, Phuoc Son and Nam Tra My districts.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control announced that 16 types of natural calamities happened in Vietnam in 2020, causing the death and missing of 357 people and economic losses of more than 1.6 billion US dollar.
About Dutch relief alliance
Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) is a coalition of 15 Dutch aid organisations in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The structure of the DRA enables participating NGOs to respond timely and effective to major international crises.
The DRA members are CARE Nederland; Cordaid; Dorcas; ICCO Cooperation; Oxfam Novib; Plan International Nederland; Help a Child; Save the Children; SOS Kinderdorpen; Stichting Vluchteling; Tearfund NL; Terre des Hommes; War Child; World Vision; and ZOA.