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US continues to help Việt Nam’s drought-hit provinces

Update: July, 06/2016 - 11:21
The US Government has provided US$500,000 in additional emergency assistance to people in Mekong Delta provinces as they experienced the worst drought and saltwater intrusion in Việt Nam in the last decade. — Photo thanhnien.vn

HÀ NỘI — The US Government has provided US$500,000 in additional emergency assistance to people in Mekong Delta provinces as they experienced the worst drought and saltwater intrusion in Việt Nam in the last decade, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced yesterday.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Việt Nam Red Cross would spend the fund on providing water containers, saltwater filtration systems and water purification tablets as well as helping people to exercise good sanitation and hygiene practices to prevent diseases.

Earlier, in May, the US granted Việt Nam $350,000 to help the country’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion that reportedly hit 22 out of 63 cities and provinces across Việt Nam.

Since 2000, the US, through USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, has provided approximately $12 million in disaster response, preparedness and risk reduction assistance to Việt Nam. — VNS

 

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