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Rural women carries water in Ben Tre province. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Today the New Zealand Embassy announced humanitarian aid, totalling US$50,000, to communities in Ben Tre Province affected by drought and saltwater intrusion. The assistance will be provided through an ongoing US$4.0 million New Zealand government funded project in the province, Building resilience...
Farmer Hai with his goat in Ben Tre province. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Our disaster and climate change risk management and resilience projects aim to support vulnerable people in high-risk areas, including poor women, men, boys and girls.
Ben Tre province in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. A large number of people live in the delta, which in some areas is less than two metres above sea level. The area is prone to seasonal and tidal flooding. For...
According to the World Bank, Vietnam loses 1-1.5 percent of GDP annually (approximately US $257 million) because of disasters such as floods, typhoons, landslides and drought. The agricultural sector, which contributes about 21 percent of GDP, is particularly affected by disasters and changes in...
The Red River and Mekong deltas in the north and south of Vietnam are highly vulnerable to climate change. People in these areas are witnessing more extreme rainfall, more frequent typhoons and storm surges, and saltwater intrusion where saltwater mixes with freshwater. Livelihoods such as farming...
Vietnam is one of the countries in the world most affected by weather-related disasters, such as typhoons, floods and drought. The economic and social impacts of these disasters are already significant, and because of climate change are likely to become even more severe. The government has issued...
A duck farmer feeds his flock. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Oxfam’s aim is that vulnerable people in high-risk areas are more resilient to the impact of disasters and climate change. This means they are better able to adapt to extreme weather events and the changing climate...
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