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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:15am

HANOI, December 12, 2017 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink launched Phase II of the Enhanced Capacity of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) project on behalf of the U.S. Government.  With an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Phase II of the VNRC project is expected to benefit 13,700 people directly and 30,000 people indirectly in three target provinces of Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri. 

Phase II builds on the achievements of Phase I and will continue to utilize a community-based approach to help communes better prepare for and increase their resilience against disasters.  Project activities include developing hazard risk reduction and disaster preparedness plans; providing training on water use, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies to teachers and students; organizing train the trainer courses for Provincial Disaster Response teams; developing and adapting Health Emergency Response Guides; and providing first aid and epidemic prevention training.

 

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Last updated: December 11, 2017

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