The Vietnamese Red Cross will provide an additional 350 million VND to help people in the central region, which was the hardest hit by Typhoon Mirinae, stabilise their lives.

It announced the aid package on Nov. 6, adding that besides money, the organisation has also delivered 800 packs of commodities, 50 tonnes of rice and 400 water tanks to storm-hit areas in Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh.

Representatives from Vietnam’s Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other foreign Red Cross organisations in Vietnam have all provided aid to the storm-hit areas.

So far, the Vietnamese Red Cross has received donations of over 163 billion VND from individuals and organisations around the country and overseas to help the victims of typhoons Ketsana and Mirinae. In addition, many enterprises, including the Mai Linh Group and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, have also sent missions to help the victims.

Statistics from the Central Steering Committee on Floods and Storm Prevention and Control showed that Typhoon Mirinae and the subsequent floods have resulted in at least 120 people killed or missing. Nearly 84,700 houses have been flooded and hundreds of infrastructure projects, as well as 30,000 ha of rice and industrial crops have been damaged or destroyed./.