From 27th July to 2nd August 2015 heavy sustained rains occurred in the northern provinces of Vietnam. Quang Hanh district of Quang Ninh province is located near three big coalmines. During the quick onset of flood waters the dam holding back the coal residue broke, causing damage to the surrounding residential areas, included Quang Hanh Kindergarten and Tha Cat Primary schools.
In Muong Te district, Lai Chau province, open defecation near streams is a common practice. Since 2010 CWS has been working with communities to address this issue here. In early 2015, we started expanding the project to new communes in the district’s frontier area, which borders China.
The donation from Disciples of Christ, one of CWS member denominations, has been funded to CWS Vietnam to support for school water and hygiene related activities in a new commune in Thai Nguyen province where CWS Vietnam currently works in.