As many as 500,000 cartons of milk worth about 5 billion VND (238,000 USD) will come to school children in nine central provinces and cities affected by the two recent storms Wutip and Nari.

The gift is part of a charitable programme carried out by Abbott, an American global health care products company in efforts to relieve the difficulties of storm victims in the central region.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Central Vietnam Youth Federation will work together with Abbott to distribute the milk to about 100,000 children from October 21-30.

Tropical storms Wutip and Nari hit central localities within only two weeks in early October, killing several dozens of people and destroyed many houses and schools. Total property damages amounted to hundreds of millions of USD.-VNA