U.S. announces assistance to VN to respond to typhoon Damrey consequences
15:20 | 10/11/2017

VGP - U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on November 10 announced over US$1 million in emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction support to Viet Nam to respond to the impacts of Typhoon Damrey and future disasters on behalf of the U.S. Government. 

 “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 Viet Nam most affected by Typhoon Damrey,” said Ambassador Kritenbrink. “An additional disaster preparedness grant of US$800,000 awarded last month to the Viet Nam 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.” 

Since 2000, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has provided more than US$20 million to address emergency response needs and disaster risk management activities in Viet Nam. 

Through the Department of Defense, the U.S. Government has also provided more than US$28 million since 1998 to train military and civilian emergency responders and develop and equip disaster management centers, maritime response centers, and disaster shelters at the community level.  

By Thuy Dung 

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