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Vietnamese coastal communities need our help!

1 year ago, Written by , Posted in Articles, Civil Society

Coastal disaster in Central Vietnam

Recently, unknown event has led to a mass of dead fish washing up along the central coasts of Vietnam. A few days ago, more than 200 people were seriously poisoned after eating the fish in one community in central Vietnam (Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Hue Province). The people and authorities in Ha Tinh and several neighbouring provinces such as Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue are not certain what is behind the mass fish death along the coastline and at local fish farms.

Due to this unprecedented event, the communities have found themselves in a situation of dire need. They have reached out to TBTI and are asking for urgent help from experts that can assist them in investigating the root causes of this environmental disaster. We are calling for anyone who can lend their expertise and/or come to Vietnam as soon as possible to address the issue and see what can be done to mitigate the situation.

Take action now!

You can help the people of these communities in the following way:

  • If you know experts who could come to the community and investigate the cause of this situation, please forward this message to them and let them know they can contact us at toobigtoignore@mun.ca.
  • Send any relevant information, such as the names and contacts of the people and organizations that might help these communities to  toobigtoignore@mun.ca
  • Share this link so that we can reach as many people as possible

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