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UNICEF project to improve water sanitation, hygiene

Update: November, 08/2016 - 16:05
VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu and Jesper Moller, OIC UNICEF Viet Nam, at the signing ceremony today in Hà Nội.— VNS Photo Thanh Hải
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HÀ NỘI — The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) will fund a project on improving water sanitation and hygiene emergency response for Vietnamese children and families affected by drought and saltwater intrusion.

The project is applicable from now until February 2017.

The Japan government funded project was signed between Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) Prsident Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu and Jesper Moller, OIC UNICEF Việt Nam, at a ceremony on Tuesday in Hà Nội.

The project aims to improve access to drinking water and hygiene practices for 30,000 most vulnerable people, including 10,000 students and 15,000 women, in six flood and drought affected provinces of Việt Nam.

These are Bình Thuận, Ninh Thuận in the central region, Bến Tre and Sóc Trăng in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, as well as Gia Lai and Kon Tum in the Central Highland.

The project will focus its activities on strengthening management ability in implementation of initiatives of rehabilitation and resilience building to drought and saline intrusion in project areas. It will also help strengthen human resources for community-based disaster risk management and promote communication on clean water and environment hygiene for schools, families and communities in the area.

On the same day, the China Red Cross Society donated $100,000 through the VNRC to help flood victims in the central provinces of Việt Nam. The funds will be used to build 40 flood resistant houses for families affected by the floods and heavy rainfall in central Quảng Bình Province. — VNS

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