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10/13/2017 2:45:41 PM

Raising fund for flood-hit people in north, central

(VNF) - In the face of abnormal and serious flooding over the past few days, urgent relief have been mobilised from groups, organisations and donors nationwide to help flood affected households in the northern and central regions.

Severe flooding isolates houses in Thach Thanh district, central Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: VNA)

The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Society plans to deliver more than VND one billion (USD 44,000) raised by its chapters at all levels for flood-hit residents in the northern provinces Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, and Hoa Binh October 13th.

Relief delegations will also be dispatched to the central province of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue to help locals overcome flood consequences.

Previously, the municipal chapter raised more than VND 560 million (USD 24,640) for residents in the northern and central flood-hit provinces at a ceremony on October 12th.

Addressing the event, Nguyen Hoang An, Vice President of the Society called on all local authorities, organisations, individuals to help flood-hit residents in many ways, including by placing donation boxes in all agencies, companies, streets and residential areas.

Two donators presented VND 25 million (USD 1,100) to support the family of the Vietnam News Agency reporter Dinh Huu Du, who was swept away in the floods.

The Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee also mobilised VND 3 billion (USD 132,000) to support residents in the provinces from September 21st to October 9th.

On October 12th, the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) provided urgent relief, including 900 million in cash and necessities worth over 50 million VND, for people severely affected by floods in the northern and central regions.

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 VND 200 million (USD 8,800); Thanh Hoa, VND 300 million (USD 13,200), Nghe An, VND 100 million (USD 4,400); Hoa Binh, VND 25 million (USD 1,100) and Son La, VND 50 million (USD 2,200), along with the necessities.

Vietnam Red Cross Society staffs provide emergency aid to help flood affected households in northern Yen Bai, Son La, Hoa Binh and central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces. (Photo: VRC)

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 VND 20,000 (USD 1).

All money collected from the campaign, running through November 7th, 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 VND 2.1 billion (USD 92,400).

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on October 12th also decided to allocate VND 2 billion (USD 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 VND 1 billion (USD 44,000) while the remaining provinces received VND 200 million (USD 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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