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June 2011

More funds needed for disaster risk reduction

9 June 2011

THUA THIEN-HUE — In the ancient Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge in central Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Thuy Thanh Commune, several pupils from Thuy Thanh Primary School are drawing passionately. The kids are too busy to talk as they take part in a competition on climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Such activities have been regularly organised for more than two years in the central province which is most affected by disasters, including floods and storms.
La Hong Yen, 9, is drawing a picture of the world divided into two parts, before and after, to show the negative outlook of climate