28.10.2020, 23:29

LUE provides 1.3 million euros to help flood victims in Vietnam

LUE provides 1.3 million euros to help flood victims in Vietnam
Floods in the district of Quang Diên, province of Thua Thiên-Huê (Center).
Photo: Do ​​Truong /VNA /CVN

EU financial assistance will focus on meeting the urgent needs of those most affected in the provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thiên Huê.
According to Olivier Brouant, in charge of the EU Humanitarian Response Program in the Mekong region, this support underscores the solidarity of the regional bloc with the Vietnamese people, many of whom have suffered the loss of homes, livelihoods and property. following the devastating floods. EU funding will help its humanitarian partners deliver life-saving aid to the most vulnerable, ensuring them the means to overcome this difficult time, he added.
The donation will be used to finance the distribution of hygiene kits and other essential relief items while ensuring access to drinking water, sanitation facilities and the promotion of good hygiene practices. Direct cash transfers will also be provided, allowing people to purchase food or items of their choice. Particular attention will be paid to the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, including female-headed households and people with disabilities.
According to a report updated on October 21 at 7:00 a.m. by the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Fight against Natural Disasters, torrential rains and floods from October 6 to 20 at the Center left 133 dead and missing, including 111 dead .
According to a rapid assessment of the impacts of floods and floods at the Center published by the Partner for Disaster Risk Reduction, there are around 150000 people in the region in need of urgent food assistance in the next five to six months, and about 110000 vulnerable people in need of support to restore livelihood activities and agricultural production.