|Photo for illustration. Source: Vietnamnet
Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on November 4, 2017 with winds of up to 135 km/hour became one of the worst storms to strike Vietnam’s southern coastal region in years, causing 82 deaths, 26 missings, over 120,500 collapsed houses and isolated areas.
Accordingly, with a grant of US$ 250,000 in disaster relief funds, USAID will provide sanitation, health-related, and commodity relief items to the areas of Vietnam most affected by Typhoon Damrey.
Earlier, an additional disaster preparedness grant of $800,000 awarded to the Vietnam National Red Cross will benefit approximately 13,700 people directly and 30,000 people indirectly in three target provinces using a community-based approach to build capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters.
In addition, the South Korea Government expressed deep sympathy to Vietnamese people for heavy damage and donated for Vietnam US$ 1 million, hoping the affected localities will quickly overcome to return to the daily life.By Linh Bui