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Booklet on safe roof

23 October 2014

As a result of the ECHO funded project "Rebuilding typhoons Wutip & Nari affected communities in central Vietnam" DWF has published a booklet on Safe roof (Damage by storms and technical solutions).

DW 25 years in Vietnam !

21 july 2014

In 1989, DWF (with GRET) implemented the “Storm resistant building techniques” component of the first international DRR project in Vietnam, in Binh Tri Thien Province (a UNDP/UNCHS project following the devastating typhoon Cecil of 1985).

Since 2000, DWF has had an established office in Hue, and has carried out many projects (funded by Canada, European Union, France, IFRC…) to demonstrate, train, disseminate and advocate for the need and possibility to protect the built environment facing the increasing impact of natural disasters: promoting practices to achieve safe housing policy and

Rebuilding typhoons Wutip & Nari affected communities in Central Vietnam

1 April 2014

The ECHO funded project (300 000 €) has been approved, and will start for implementation from April to September 2014 in 3 Provinces (15 Communes in Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue). Project will support 800 families to rebuild/strengthen/reinforce their house damaged last year to become resilient to natural disasters. Project will also develop a safe construction information campaign in the target areas.

Budget tracking survey - Financing Disaster Risk Reduction at local levels in Viet Nam

6 August 2013

This study is part of JANI (Joint Advocacy Network Initiative 2012-2013) project, funded by ECHO.

The history and civilisation of Vietnam stretch back to ancient times, but the country also has a long history of natural disasters. Water has always brought prosperity, enabling rice farming in irrigated fields, but it has also caused destruction and poverty as a result of repeated flooding. Settlements on the country's long coast-line have exploited sea products (including nước mắm or fermented fish sauce in brine) and seized opportunities for trade, but they have equally been in the path of