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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00am

Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2016 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a disaster relief grant from the U.S. Government to help Vietnam respond to the severe drought and saltwater intrusion that are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in its southern provinces and the Central Highlands.

“On March 25, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius declared a disaster due to the effects of the drought in Vietnam,” said Consul General Rena Bitter. “This allowed the U.S. to provide support to Vietnam through the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), which has been actively coordinating relief efforts. With this assistance, VNRC will provide safe drinking water and water storage containers to those most affected and will carry out promotional activities to enhance the awareness of sanitation and hygiene.”

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks at the Red River Delta Climate Change Symposium.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:30am

Researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and provincial levels, including those from the country’s five Red River Delta provinces (Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh), are gathering at a two-day climate change symposium that aims to promote delta-wide cooperation in addressing climate change impacts.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:45am

Thousands of persons with disabilities in both rural and urban areas of Vietnam have enjoyed better health, education and livelihood opportunities as part of the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Persons with Disabilities Support Program.

USAID Vietnam Office of Health Director John Eyres speaks at the event.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that Bedaquiline, the first new medication to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in over 40 years, is now available in Vietnam through its partnership with Janssen Therapeutics of Johnson & Johnson. This innovative partnership is a significant step forward in the global fight against the growing health threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker and Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:45am

With continuing funding from the U.S. Congress, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced six new projects serving persons with disabilities in Vietnam aimed at promoting health, social inclusion and disability rights.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International (USAID), Freeland and Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) hosted the second annual "Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection" ceremony to honor five law enforcement officers and two journalists for their contributions to the protection of wildlife in Vietnam.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:45am

Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court decisions and pioneered constitutional reform processes which promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 1:00am

As the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated globally, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its support for a new disaster risk management program to be implemented by the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC). The project is expected to benefit an estimated 20,000 people in Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri provinces by helping them be better prepared for natural disasters.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:15am

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber today joined representatives from four coastal provinces of the Red River Delta and development partners to launch the Red River Delta Adaptation and Youth (READY) program, which will promote effective and innovative climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in Vietnam’s Red River Delta.

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Last updated: April 28, 2016

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