Mangroves and education reduce disaster risk in Viet Nam

The Red Cross of Viet Nam, with support from the International Federation, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Danish Red Cross, has planted mangroves along almost all the coastline where natural conditions allow. Local communities carry out the planting and the planters have the right to harvest marine products in the areas where they have been planting for a number of years. Now that most of the planting has been completed, the Red Cross of Viet Nam is focusing its efforts on dyke maintenance, applying other techniques to inland river dykes and developing new activities to support vulnerable people in the area. This case study presents the benefits of the project, including a leaflet describing its success in face of a typhoon. Published in 2007.

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