UN approves US$4.2 million aid to Vietnamese typhoon victims

Tuesday, 2017-11-28 10:37:30
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Typhoon Damrey causes heavy rainfall and floods in Nha Trang
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NDO - The United Nations (UN) has approved an aid of over US$4 million to Vietnam to overcome severe consequences caused by typhoon Damrey.

According to the announcement from the UN Office of Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, after the devastating impact of typhoon Damrey in Vietnam, the UN has approved an additional aid of US$4.21 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to assist 150,000 local people including 46,973 children in six typhoon-affected provinces.

Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on November 4, 2017 which caused heavy rainfall and floods and ravaged provinces in the Central and South Central region of Vietnam. An estimated 4.33 million people were affected by the typhoon including 400,000 people who currently need emergency humanitarian assistance.

An emergency aid of US$100,000 was allocated to Vietnam from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on November 15 to assist emergency relief work.

The additional aid from the CERF will allow UN agencies to increase activities on water supply, environmental sanitation, food security, and the restoration of accommodation for typhoon victims after 300,000 houses were damaged or completely destroyed.

The UN in Vietnam estimated that approximately US$60.5 million will be required over the next 12 months to address short and medium-term needs, and to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to recurrent disasters.