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Building disaster resilient communities

In Vietnam we’ve been working closely with communities to make them more aware of how to prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters.

We’ve been conducting Disaster Risk Management trainings as part of our work in Tieng Giang in South Vietnam. This is an extremely disaster prone area, and families who live in substandard housing risk losing their homes and livelihoods when disaster strikes.

Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to build eight new disaster resilient homes and have achieved our target of facilitating Disaster Risk Management training for 364 community members.

Bong, who lives in Tien Giang told us after the training she was able to better understand the importance of disaster preparedness and also found out she had to strengthen her roof to protect her family against storms and disasters.

As a member of a local women’s group, Bong, pictured above, was able to pass on learnings to others to ensure they are well prepared in the event of a disaster.

“Before people would wait for the peak of the storm to run. I know now that is the time to be hiding and taking shelter. I tell people to stay updated with announcements so they know whether to be evacuated in a storm,” said Bong

Find out more about our work in Vietnam here

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