The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) on July 4 received emergency aid to help flood victims in northern mountainous localities.
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) on July 4 received emergency aid from both domestic and foreign individuals and organisations to help households affected by the recent flood in the northern mountainous localities.

The assistance came from Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong with 100,000 CNY (15,143 USD), the Red Cross Society of China with 50,000 USD, and the Chinese Business Association in Vietnam with 110,000 USD.

The VNRC also received 10 million VND (440 USD) from the Government Office’s trade union.

Many organisations and individuals nationwide have given assistance to locals in flood-striken areas so that they can stabilise their lives and recover production.

Earlier, the VNRC provided emergency aid worth over 1.12 billion VND (49,280 USD) to households hard hit by recent floods in Lai Chau and Ha Giang provinces.

VNRC Vice President Nguyen Quoc Hung said that his organisation will carry out various activities to raise local people’s awareness of measures to respond to natural disasters, and the flood victims will receive support via VNRC’s programmes and projects.

Flash floods and landslides triggered by downpours in June had left 23 dead and 10 missing in the northern mountainous provinces, mainly in Lai Chau and Ha Giang, as of 7:00 on June 28.

Of the victims, 16 deaths and 9 missing victims were in Lai Chau province, five deaths in Ha Giang, one death each in Quang Ninh and Lao Cai, and one missing person in Dien Bien, reported the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Floods also pulled down or swept away 161 houses, damaged 958 homes and submerged 1,800 others.

In addition, more than 1,500 hectares of rice and crops were inundated or destroyed, while nearly 600 hectares of aquaculture were damaged and 738 cattle heads and over 13,800 poultry killed.

Total damage was estimated at nearly 500 billion VND (around 21.8 million USD).-VNA