Urgent relief aid provided for flood-hit people

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) on October 12 provided urgent relief, including 900 million in cash and necessities worth over VND50 million, for people severely affected by floods in the northern and central regions.

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The VRC dispatched four working teams to visit flood-hit areas in northern Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Son La, central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, where they presented cash, food, disinfectants and other supplies to affected people. 

Accordingly, Yen Bai received VND200 million; Thanh Hoa, VND300 million, Nghe An, VND100 million; Hoa Binh, VND250 million and Son La, VND50 million, along with the necessities.

Earlier, the VRC Central Committee launched a “texting” campaign “Vi dong bao vung lu” (For flood victims) calling people from across the country to make donations via texts. Donators can text UH to 1409 and each text worth VND20,000.

All money collected from the campaign, running through November 7, will be used to support affected people with necessities, housing and livelihoods, helping them overcome difficulties.

The project has to date received approximately 108,000 text messages, equivalent to over VND2.1 billion (US$92,400).

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on October 12 also decided to allocate VND2 billion (US$88,000) to flood-affected people in the provinces of Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

Accordingly, Hoa Binh was presented with VND1 billion (US$44,000) while the remaining provinces get VND200 million (US$8,800) each. The funds will be sent to households that lost family members, with injured people, or had their houses damaged in floods.

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