Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Japanese Government yesterday announced emergency aid worth US$2.5 million for Việt Nam to address drought and saltwater intrusion consequences in the central and Mekong Delta regions since late 2014 due to the effects of El Niño.
The aid will be delivered through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), according to the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam.
The aid will be spent on supporting hard-hit areas with clean water, sanitation and food. Damages caused by the drought and saltwater intrusion include reduced agricultural production, a lack of fresh water and food, and malnourished women and children.
Japan will cooperate with Việt Nam in quickly and efficiently deploying the aid, as well as consider joint efforts on measures in the medium and long term. — VNS