KOICA provides emergency assistance of USD 20,000 to the communities affected by floods in central Vietnam
KOICA provides emergency assistance of USD 20,000
to the communities affected by floods in central Vietnam
Hanoi - On October 26, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided supportive packages to the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) with a total value of USD 20,000 from the KOICA Alumni fund.
This immediate disaster relief aims to help disadvantaged groups such as women, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly in areas bombarded by flash floods and deadly landslides in Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam and Ha Tinh provinces. KOICA's relief aid pakcages include antiseptic supplies, life jackets and nutritional supplements.
In recent days, deluge and landslides resulting from typhoons of Linfa and Nangka, triggering heavy loss of lives and property devastation in the central provinces. As of today, at least 130 people had lost their lives, 18 others were still missing, 889 people are injured and more than 427,000 households have been swamped with floodwater.
KOICA has enhanced its commitment to international solidarity by supporting communities rebuilding from the damage in the central region of Vietnam. KOICA has joined its efforts with other international organizations such as UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, USAID and JICA to actively assist victims of the flood in the region to overcome the confronting consequences caused by floods and quickly build back to their normal life.
KOICA has been contributing to strengthen Vietnam’s capacities to cope with natural disasters through various channels. Previously, KOICA supported Thua Thien-Hue province to implement the project "Master Plan of the Huong River (2014 - 2017) with total funding of USD 6,0 million and cooperated with working groups of the natural disaster risk management of development partners in Vietnam.