Multiple severe weather systems in October 2020 caused flooding, winds, storm surges, erosion and landslides in the provinces of Central Vietnam. The natural disasters caused damages to people’s lives and health, houses and assets, agriculture crops, aquaculture, and livestock. The torrential rains and flooding also damaged infrastructure and roads, making it more difficult to access many areas for rescue and relief. Food security and the lack of safe drinking water is also a serious issue, including the risk of disease.
Affected communities are in urgent need of food, drinking water, and personal care items, especially for women and girls.
The goal of Oxfam’s response is to increase the food security and access to water and sanitation services in six of the hardest hit communes in Ha Tinh province, Central Vietnam.
Oxfam will provide unconditional, multi-purpose cash grants to 1,800 of the most affected and vulnerable households to buy supplementary food, pay for education support, and house repairs. Oxfam will also distribute women’s hygiene kits to 1,600 households and organize community-led hygiene promotion and COVID prevention campaigns at the village level.