Typhoon Damrey: United Nations approves additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist Vietnam

The UN has approved an additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist 1,50,000 people in Vietnam affected by the devastating typhoon Damrey

IANS November 28, 2017 14:42:46 IST
Typhoon Damrey: United Nations approves additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist Vietnam

Hanoi: The UN has approved an additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist 1,50,000 people in Vietnam affected by the devastating typhoon Damrey.

Typhoon Damrey United Nations approves additional allocation of 42 million to assist Vietnam

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The funds will be used to provide life-saving assistance to 1,50,000 people, including nearly 47,000 children, and support time-critical interventions over the next six months, the UN in Vietnam said on Tuesday.

Damrey made landfall on 4 November, causing widespread flooding and destruction across the country's central region, Xinhua reported.

The UN in Vietnam estimates that nearly $60.5 million will be required over the next 12 months both to address short and medium-term needs, and to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to recurrent disasters.

Over 4.3 million people were affected by the typhoon, including 4,00,000 people who require humanitarian assistance.

"Natural disasters, mostly flash floods and landslides in Vietnam, killed or left 245 people missing in the first 10 months of this year," the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said.

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