Oxfam donates $200,000 to aid flood victims of Typhoon No 2
The UK-based non-governmental organisation said it will distribute US$220,000 for the first phase of the project, which involves 12 communes in the mountainous districts of Vu Quang and Huong Khe and will run for the next eight months.
Part of the funding will be donated directly to over 7,000 of the most vulnerable households. The money will be given as immediate cash grants to buy nutritious food and other basic necessities. The rest of the money will be used for a variety of activities, including cleaning wells to help provide better access to safe water and providing hygiene and sanitation information and support to reduce the threat of communicable diseases.
The second phase of the project will focus on rehabilitation activities, helping local households restore their farmland or vegetable gardens.