September 17, 2014

No Risk to Youth Volunteers in Vietnam: Typhoon Kalmaegi

Canada World Youth (CWY) is monitoring the effects of Typhoon Kalmaegi on Vietnam. The Typhoon Kalmaegi, which has now weakened to a tropical depression, made landfall in northeastern Vietnam yesterday, causing rainstorms. Youth volunteers participating in CWY programs in Vietnam have not been significantly affected by the effects of the Typhoon. Program host communities are located in the mountainous areas, away from the most impacted zones in the coast.

If you have any immediate questions or concerns please contact Eric Lefebvre, Director of Recruitment and Risk Management at:

Toll Free: 1-800-605-3526 extension 341

Cell: 514-513-8444 (Emergencies of after work hours)

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Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336