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Covid-19 emergency aid package given to Ho Chi Minh City

Hannah Nguyen Hannah Nguyen

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June 19, 2021 | 09:45

World Vision Vietnam has supported Ho Chi Minh City with a US$ 15,898 Covid-19 emergency aid package

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US$ 15,898 worth Covid-19 emergency aid package handed over to Ho Chi Minh City
The handover ceremony. Source: HUFO

With a total of 1,060 confirmed cases, as of June 16 HCM City is currently the third largest Covid-19 hotspot in the country, behind Bac Giang (4,680 cases) and Bac Ninh (1,442 cases). The city has 371 lockdown areas and is in its second 14-day social distancing period.

To support HCMC with the complex development of the Covid-19 pandemic, World Vision Vietnam has coordinated with the city Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) to hand over a US$ 15, 898 Covid-19 emergency aid package to the People's Committee of District 4.

The aid package will be delivered to residents, medical staff and frontline service workers in three quarantine areas of District 4. It includes 50,000 medical masks, 500 bottles of disinfectant solution and 1,000 protective suits.

This aid package is part of World Vision Vietnam's Covid-19 National Response and Recovery Program. More than US$ 1.8 million has been distributed by World Vision Vietnam's project sites nationwide.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, World Vision Vietnam’s Operations Director Than Thi Ha said that the Covid-19 pandemic had caused comprehensive consequences to the lives of all groups in society, especially vulnerable children.

With the aid package, World Vision Vietnam affirmed its commitment to working closely with the community and local authorities in efforts to ensure people's safety and protect them from the spread of the virus, Ha said.

Le Van Chien, chairman of the People's Committee of District 4; Tran Vien Uyen Thi, chief representative of the District 4 program of World Vision; and Nguyen Thi Hong Diem, HUFO vice president, attended the ceremony.

Chien expressed his gratitude to World Vision Vietnam and promised to use the aid package in an effective and practical way.

US$ 15,898 worth Covid-19 emergency aid package handed over to Ho Chi Minh City
Construction of houses in natural disaster-hit areas begin in the central province of Quang Nam. Source: World Vision Vietnam
US$ 15,898 worth Covid-19 emergency aid package handed over to Ho Chi Minh City
The houses will be a major source of motivation for the flood-hit families. Source: World Vision Vietnam

Prior to the fourth outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam, the Dutch Relief Alliance and World Vision Vietnam joined hands with Quang Nam Red Cross to distribute construction materials to 406 households in difficult circumstances in 13 communes of Nam Tra My, Nong Son and Phuoc Son districts.

The total value of this distribution was US$ 141,316.

With a budget of US$ 573,853, the project was implemented by World Vision Vietnam in four districts in Quang Nam province - Nam Tra My, Nong Son, Phuoc Son, and Nam Giang.

During the project implementation period from November 2020 to May 2021, World Vision Vietnam has supported 17,537 people affected by the Molave typhoon and conduct housing repairs for 400 people.

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