UNICEF helps Ninh Thuan mitigate disasters focusing on kids

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will help the central province of Ninh Thuan fight and adapt to natural disasters with a focus on children amid climate change. A local law enforcement officer saves a child in a flood The project, jointly launched by the UNICEF and the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a ceremony in Phan Rang – Thap Chap city on February 1, is being carried out from 2017 – 2021. In order to help the locality implement successfully its plan on coping with natural disasters and adapting to climate change, thus contributing to mitigate vulnerability and disaster risks among children equally, UNICEF, the Ministry, the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, and Ninh Thuan have worked together to define contents in the cooperation programme between the locality and UNICEF. The province has established a project management board and approved a plan for implementing the project during 2017-2018. The project, once completed in 2021, is expected to help enhance the capacity of the locality, its community, including children, to adapt to natural disasters and climate change, and ensure effective disaster risks-integrated planning. Le Van Binh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, who is also head of the project management board, stressed the need for comprehensive collaboration among sectors, agencies, organisations and People’s Committees at different levels in implementing the project, while integrating it with other local projects and programmes. He also called on the General Department of… [Read full story]


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