Effective disaster prevention models of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) were introduced at a conference held in the northern province of Ninh Binh on August 4.
It has also planted over 24,000 hectares of mangrove and watershed forests in 11 provinces while building more than 27,500 houses, one fifth of which are resistant to calamities.
From 2005 to 2015, the association provided emergency aid worth VND4.5 trillion (US$198 million) for 22.2 million people.
In 2016, the VRC implemented a number of cooperation projects on natural disaster prevention and response, including five with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
It has one project and a long-term cooperation agreement framework with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and one mangrove forest planting project sponsored by the Japanese Red Cross Society.
The VRC has focused on building disaster response forces at national, provincial and district levels and those based on the community as well as boosting connectivity with global counterparts.