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Improving Community-­Based Disaster Response and Preparedness in Vietnam


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Resource type:Blogs
Keywords:Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, Floods & landslides, Response and recovery
Countries:Viet Nam
Date published:12 November 2014

Residents of the Mekong Delta—a low-­lying, densely populated coastal region in southern Vietnam—often have to bear the brunt of hostile weather conditions caused by flash floods and severe thunderstorms. In spite of government efforts to alleviate the situation, many Vietnamese remain ill-­prepared to cope with the impact of natural disasters.
When disasters strike, public service organisations are not able to properly plan and execute their emergency response in the affected communities due to a lack of accurate information. Government agencies also face the added challenge of not having timely access to vital information to monitor the progress of disaster response in an effective manner.


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