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FAO to support central provinces to restore food security
By Nhan Tam
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FAO to support central provinces to restore food security

By Nhan Tam

Recent continuous storms have hit the central region of Vietnam, severely affecting local farmers. PHOTO: HOAI BACH

THUA THIEN-HUE - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Vietnam plans to run an emergency humanitarian assistance program valued at US$587,000 (more than VND13.6 billion) to restore food security in three central provinces -- Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

The information was recorded after a meeting between Thua Thien-Hue’s leaders and the FAO Vietnam delegation led by Nguyen Song Ha, assistant to chief representative of FAO in Vietnam, on November 16.

They discussed how to support households severely affected by floods and storms in Thua Thien-Hue Province as well as in the two neighboring provinces of Quang Tri and Quang Binh.

In Thua Thien-Hue, FAO will support 1,500 households in Phong Dien and Quang Dien districts to overcome difficulties by donating VND2.7 billion.

The beneficiaries will be chosen based on FAO’s standards. The organization will work with the provincial Red Cross to implement the relief program.

At the meeting, Nguyen Thanh Binh, vice chairman of Thua Thien-Hue People's Committee, suggested the FAO help local farmers restore their livelihoods after the storms, including support in the form of seeds, animals and farming tools.

In another development, Thua Thien-Hue Province has received a sponsorship of VND104 million from HelpAge International in Vietnam to support 200 households with elderly people who were severely affected by floods and storms.

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