Starting on October 6th, 2020 the central region of Vietnam experienced prolonged heavy rainfall as a result of several severe weather systems, causing widespread flooding and landslides. The storms and flooding caused significant damage to homes, farmland, government facilities, public infrastructure and household water supply systems and facilities. The immediate and urgent needs of the affected people include water and sanitation, shelter repairs and household necessities.
CARE is responding to the water and sanitation needs by providing large water tanks to vulnerable populations in the most severely affected communes, and cleaning and restoring contaminated wells, and the piped water system. CARE will also distribute hygiene kits, including soap, towels, and sanitary supplies for women and girls, along with offering hygiene information sessions.
Through cash assistance, CARE is supporting households, especially ethnic minorities in Quang Tri, to meet their basic needs in addition to providing them with essential shelter items such as mosquito nets and blankets. With the incidence of seasonal illnesses on the rise, mosquito nets and blankets will support the most vulnerable against the spread of disease and will improve safety heading into the winter months.