Soon after the typhoon hit, World Vision gave emergency food kits of rice, noodle packs and fresh water to affected people. World Vision also participated in rapid assessment teams alongside United Nation Programme Coordination Groups, the People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) and international non-governmental organisations.
World Vision implemented its emergency relief assistance to Ketsana-affected people from October 2009 till June 2010. Some 326,000 people in 15 districts in Quang Tri, Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces benefited from the assistance.
World Vision distributed, during the first 90 days:
- 974 emergency food kits consisting of noodle, rice and water
- 6,183 boxes of instant noodles
- 1,910 boxes of drinking water
- 387,239 kg of rice
Each family usually received one box of noodles and one box of drinking water. Food supply was sourced locally first.
A total of 2,000 units of supplementary food, which consisted of oil and sugar were given to vulnerable groups.
A total of 87,198 people benefited from the food assistance.
From October 2009 until April 2010, World Vision delivered:
- 2,402 family kits containing household items such as mosquito nets, blankets, water containers and cooking sets – benefitting 12,909 people
- 2,709 pieces of warm clothing to families who lost household possessions
World Vision supported children with continuing their schooling after Ketsana hit by providing educational materials, uniforms, furniture, and school repair kits.
From October 2009 until May 2010, World Vision distributed:
- 21,476 learning/teaching kits (notebooks, pencils, pens and other educational material)
- 324 sets of uniforms
- 2,086 sets of desk and chairs to replace damaged furniture
- 100 sets of school repair kits (cement, bricks, iron sheets)
- Up to 24,292 children benefited from the education support.
World Vision provided house repair supplies, which included metal iron sheets and repair materials, benefitting 23,015 people. Depending on their need, families received:
- 85 pro-cement sheets
- 61,255 sq meters of iron sheets
- 594 shelter kits.
In addition, 67 training courses on constructing flood-resistant houses/shelters and disaster risk reduction was provide, attended by 1,933 family representatives.
World Vision provided rice, vegetable seedlings and tree saplings to farmers to help with agricultural recovery. From October 2009 until end of May 2010, a total of 156,834 people in the affected communities benefited from these activities.
A total of 323,285 kg of rice seedlings were given to families. Many beneficiaries started their Winter/Spring crop with these rice seedlings, which provided food security for 51,303 people during Winter/Spring crop and another 55,191 people during Summer/Autumn crop.
Other agricultural recovery initiatives included the distribution of 5,108 kg vegetable seeds (water spinach, rau cai, peanut and corn seeds) to 23,310 people. Up to 70,770 tree saplings (mangosteen seedling, acacia trees, Aquilaria Carassau, durian seedling) were given to 755 owners of small garden and orchards.
A total of 281,465 kilograms of fertiliser were granted to farmers for their both Winter/Spring and Summer/Autumn crops. Nearly 2,000 farmers received 81,800 fish breed for fish raising and 1,240 families received a piglet.
In collaboration with the government and other organisations, World Vision provided 244 agriculture training sessions and technical support services on livelihoods recovery to 8,222 families.
A total of 156,834 people in the affected communities benefited from these activities by the end of May 2010.
Disaster Risk Reduction
World Vision supported adults and children in Typhoon Ketsana-hit communities with disaster risk reduction initiatives. Small boats and life saving equipment, including torches and water buoys, were distributed to 11,395 families.
World Vision organised four disaster risk reduction trainings in communities, attended by 384 villagers. Trainings were in collaboration with schools to raise awareness of disaster risk reduction among children.
Some 326,019 people benefited from the activities.