ASEAN sends aid to typhoon victims in Vietnam hinh anh 1An aid package from ASEAN for victims of typhoon Damrey arrived at Cam Ranh International Airport on November 16 (Source: VNA)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) - An aid package from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for victims of typhoon Damrey arrived at Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on November 16.

The package includes 600 sets of household utensils, 3,000 sets of personal hygiene aids, 1,000 sets of house repair tools, an aluminium-clad ship and a 40 HP engine. 

The goods, worth more than 174,000 USD, were sent by the Jakarta-based ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management, the primary regional co-ordinating agency on disaster management and emergency response.

The action is based on the ASEAN spirit of “One ASEAN, one response”, agreed upon by all members last year. It calls for fast and collective response to disasters in and outside the region.

Tran Quang Hoai, Director of the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, said it was the second time this year that ASEAN had supported disaster-hit regions in Vietnam. The first time was to support victims of flash floods and landslides in the northern mountainous area last August.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm in the East Sea, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4.

Following downpours and floods had claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA