The first distribution of unconditional cash grants, water buckets and women dignity hygiene kits was conducted on December 19 and 20 in Quảng Trị Province. Photos courtesy of Oxfam in Việt Nam
HÀ NỘI — The first distribution of unconditional cash grants, water buckets and women dignity hygiene kits reached the most disaster affected women, men and children in Hải Lăng District, Quảng Trị Province over the weekend.
Accordingly, 1,000 households in Hải Thượng and Hải Định communes, Hải Lăng District, have received unconditional cash relief and another 1,000 have received 80-liter water buckets and sanitary kits, as part of the "Central Vietnam Flooding Emergency" project implemented by Oxfam, in collaboration with the Hà Tĩnh Center for Community Development (HCCD) and Quảng Nam Red Cross.
With a total budget of US$980,000 the project benefits affected people in the provinces of Quảng Trị, Quảng Bình, Hà Tĩnh, and Quảng Nam. The implementation period is from November 2020 to May 2021.
Oxfam and HCCD also activated a beneficiary feedback mechanism using local hotlines before, during and after the distribution to handle complaints timely and effectively.
“Our humanitarian relief and recovery project prioritises supporting households that are severely affected by natural disasters, poor and near-poor households, pregnant women or women with small children, female-headed households that have lost their jobs or income due to Covid-19, people with disabilities, and the elderly,” said Oxfam’s Project Manager, Vũ Xuân Việt.
Attending the distribution event, Vice President of Hải Lăng District People’s Committee Cáp Xuân Tá said that this was timely and meaningful support, helping people in Hải Lăng overcome the difficulties caused by the double crisis of Covid-19 and multiple natural disasters in 2020.
After Quảng Trị, emergency relief and recovery support will be accelerated in most affected districts of Quảng Bình, Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Nam provinces. The six-month project aims at meeting priority needs of some 70,000 most affected individuals in relief and recovery phases to provide dignity life-saving support in areas of food security and livelihood, water sanitation and hygiene, as well as to strengthen operational capacity and response professionalism by local humanitarian partners.
“Oxfam’s support will not only address immediate needs of disaster affected women and men in Bắc Trà My District through provision of unconditional cash grants and household kits. I believe that livelihood recovery support including water quality monitoring, conditional cash grant, and cash for work activities will contribute to medium to long term needs of disaster affected, poor people to build back their lives better”, said Thái Hoàng Vũ, Chairman of Bắc Trà My District's People's Committee, in Quảng Nam Province. VNS
A local receives a water bucket from the first distribution of unconditional cash grants, water buckets and women dignity hygiene kits.