ADB Approves US$2.5 Mln Grant to Support Vietnam’s Disaster Response

9:54:33 AM | 17/11/2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a US$2.5 million grant to assist the Government of Vietnam in providing emergency and humanitarian services to residents affected by the recent floods in the country’s central region.

The grant is funded by the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, which was designed to provide support to ADB’s developing members affected by major natural disasters.

ADB has been working with other development partners to support the government’s disaster relief efforts, including assessing the impact of the disaster and the needs for assistance in the central provinces. ADB’s assistance aims to help ensure that people living in the disaster areas have access to basic medical and social services and resources to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

In line with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Flood Response Plan, ADB will work closely with the government and coordinate with other development partners to deliver humanitarian assistance in a manner that minimizes the risk of Covid-19 for affected people in the most severely affected provinces in the central region of Vietnam.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum