Early recovery, responses to COVID-19 for 27,000 vulnerable children and adults

Under the funding of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), World Vision Vietnam also is implementing a recovery project to reduce COVID-19 impact for more than 27,000 vulnerable children and adults of ethnic minority groups residing in Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces.

Water tanks distributed to beneficiary households in Minh Long and Son Tay Districts, Quang Ngai Province. Source: World Vision Vietnam

In November, World Vision Vietnam distributed water tanks to beneficiary households in Minh Long and Son Tay Districts, Quang Ngai Province.

These water tanks will contribute to helping households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic store freshwater for daily life as well as overcoming difficulties caused by water shortages during the dry season.

Earlier, World Vision Vietnam has distributed 204 storage tanks for drinking water for 204 households and 11,000 kg of rice seeds for 1,100 households in Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province. The total value of this distribution is up to USD 20,000.

This distribution belongs to a Recovery project funded by KOICA through World Vision Vietnam, which is being implemented in Tua Chua, Muong Cha Districts (Dien Bien Province), Tram Tau District (Yen Bai Province), Nam Giang District (Quang Nam Province), and Son Tay, Minh Long Districts (Quang Ngai Province).

The project’s budget of almost VND 11 billion (USD 464,158) is aimed to address food insecurity, facilitate alternative livelihoods for families that have lost jobs and income, and promote hygiene practices to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Response and Early Recovery Program will be implemented during a three-to six-month period. Support during the relief stage consists of food aid, shelter, and other items that help improve the quality of water, sanitation, and hygiene for the targeted households. Early recovery will consist of the relief activities above as well as intervention in regard to nutrition, livelihoods, child protection, and education.

Mai Nguyen