Severe flooding in 2020 caused substantial damage across Vietnam, including the central province of Quang Nam, where this project is based.
Habitat Vietnam’s program to build disaster-resilient communities has two major strands. The first is described as a ‘Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness’ (PASSA). This form of capacity-building raises awareness of shelter-related risks in the community, and then develops relevant skills to mitigate these dangers, thereby reducing vulnerability to future disasters.
The second strand – resilient housing interventions – sees Habitat Vietnam building 40 new houses and renovating a further 60 existing homes to more disaster-resilient standards. These provide not only dwellings for a number of local families, but also disaster-resilient model houses for the community as a whole.