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Community-based disaster mitigation project pays off

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The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is benefiting from a project on community-based natural disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation.

The project has been carried out since last July by the Red Cross Societies of Vietnam, Germany and Australia .

Students from Vinh Phuoc B1 Primary School in the locality’s Go Quao district have been attending a first aid course as part of the project.

It is an important skill that can help injured people, and even save lives.

However, not everyone is able to carry out the work in a correct way.

Teacher Le Xuan Phuc from Vinh Phuoc B1 Primary School said the course helps students better understand the importance of giving first aid to people involved in accidents.

Through the course, students are equipped with basic first aid skills that can be given in an emergency, especially during natural calamities.

It not only helps students protect themselves but also raises their awareness of the significance and necessity of the work.

In additional to disseminating information about natural disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation for local people in remote areas, as well as the Khmer ethnic group, the project also concentrates on developing their resistance ability to minimise human and property losses.-VNA

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