Oxfam donates $200,000 to aid flood victims of Typhoon No 2

Some 30,000 villagers of Ha Tinh Province in communes hardest hit by Typhoon No 2 earlier this month will benefit from a new humanitarian project run by international aid agency Oxfam that began yesterday.

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.


Viet Nam’s Typhoon No. 2 brought heavy rains causing severe flooding in six provinces in the North Central region and Central Highlands of Viet Nam. It brought particular destruction to Ha Tinh and Quang Binh in the Northern Central region. About 130,000 people have been severely affected by the floods in Ha Tinh, 80 per cent of whom live in Vu Quang and Huong Khe.