Viet Nam Red Cross braces for the arrival of typhoon Haiyan

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Da Nang Red Cross staff and volunteers join forces to protect people’s houses and homes for disabled children, prior to Typhoon Haiyan making landfall.As Typhoon Haiyan moves across the South China Sea to Viet Nam, the country is bracing for the 15th storm to hit this year alone.

Typhoon Wutip, which struck on 30 September, was declared to be the strongest storm to hit central Viet Nam since 2006. Only a short time later, Typhoon Nari followed the same path. And now, the very same communities who are still struggling to recover are facing the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, which is said to be the strongest typhoon in recorded history.

The apparent course of the storm could pose challenges for the government, as it will mean extending its disaster response support for the survivors over a wider area and make it harder to integrate with the existing needs after typhoons Wutip and Nari.

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