Tags: natural disasters

Painting exhibition commemorates Haiyan victims

Painting exhibition commemorates Haiyan victims

A painting exhibition on super typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of Southeast Asia and the world, opened in Hanoi on April 11, to commemorate the victims.

More Tet gifts to needy people

More Tet gifts to needy people

(VOV) - The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) has disbursed VND4.8 billion from its budget to support families in special difficulty in 37 provinces to enjoy a happy lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Improving climate change communication effectiveness

Improving climate change communication effectiveness

(VOV) -An international seminar in Hanoi on December 5 heard despite living in one of the five countries most vulnerable to climate change, the Vietnamese public has yet to properly acknowledge the threat’s true severity.

Post-2015 ASEAN Community orientations discussed

Post-2015 ASEAN Community orientations discussed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) jointly opened a seminar on orientations for building the ASEAN Community beyond 2015 in Hanoi on December

Expanding media’s role in reducing disaster risk

Expanding media’s role in reducing disaster risk

(VOV) -Participants at a regional media seminar held in Hanoi over July 25–26 have heard media agencies play a key role in reducing the risks of disasters, especially via the accurate and timely provision of early warnings.

ADB helps Vietnam deal with climate change

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has selected Can Tho and Hue cities as beneficiaries of its technical assistance project to provide disaster risk financing solutions for them to cope with climate change.

Disaster risk mitigation project under review

The Vietnam Red Cross reviewed the outcome of a project on enhancing local community’s capacity on coping with natural disaster risks in the Mekong Delta region at a conference on May 27 held in An Giang province.

ASEAN prioritises community building efforts

ASEAN prioritises community building efforts

(VOV) - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has emphasised the need to realise the vision of a united and resilient ASEAN community in order to expand its role in addressing regional challenges.

JICA aid supports disaster mitigation

JICA aid supports disaster mitigation

(VOV) - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will donate US$4.17 million to help Vietnam strengthen its capacity to cope with natural disasters.