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Vietnam and Cambodia Typhoon Ketsana

Typhoon Ketsana struck Vietnam’s central and highland provinces on Sept. 29, 2009, killing more than 150 people and affecting 14 of Vietnam’s 58 provinces. Quang Nam province in the south central coast region was hit hardest, with damage estimated at US$177 million.

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam supported 662 families in Tien Phuoc district, Quang Nam, by distributing roof sheeting, ridge caps, screws and wire; and by providing technical assistance on safe house repair, replacement and reinforcement. In addition, five new homes were built and 270 people were trained in disaster-resilient construction techniques.

Habitat supported 15 families in rebuilding their homes and 145 families to upgrade or repair their homes in in Hiep Duc district, Quang Nam. Construction training was also provided for 600 people, community-based disaster risk management training for 600 residents and conducted information, education and communication activities befitting more than 15,000 people.

Read more about Vietnam’s response to Typhoon Ketsana in the Habitat for Humanity Disaster Response Shelter Catalogue.