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Vietnam is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.  Around 70 percent of the Vietnam’s 90-million population is at risk of typhoons, torrential storms, flooding, draughts and other  natural disasters annually.  Already vulnerable and marginalized communities are the most affected by climate change as they live in high-risk areas and less resilient structures.

Since 2009, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam has responded to natural disasters including:

  • Typhoon Ketsana in 2009
  • Flood in Ha Tinh in 2010
  • Flood in Dong Thap in 2011
  • Typhoon Son Tinh in 2012
  • Typhoon Nari in 2014

As of to date, over 2,000 families affected by natural disasters supported with housing, water and sanitation solutions. Additionally, over 20,900 people received awareness raising and training to increase disaster resilient capacity.

Our response has included:

  • Provision of emergency shelter kits. These kits contain materials such as corrugated tin sheet, steel wire and  tools for affected households to repair their homes
  • Provision of technical expertise to improve the resiliency of housing to the impacts of climate change
  • Training of communities in disaster-prone areas to better prepare for future disasters

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