The CARE International in Vietnam launches activities to support flood-hit residents of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh (Source: www.qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The CARE International in Vietnam on October 31 launched activities to support flood-hit residents of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh to overcome consequences of severe floods in early October.

According to the organisation, it has provided support to 10 communes in Hoa Binh’s three districts of Lac Thuy, Yen Thuy and Mai Chau. As many as 8,675 people in more than 1,730 households received hygiene kits, along with blankets, mosquito nets and water filters.

The aid, came from financial support from the Start Fund, an NGO-managed emergency pooled fund that is financed by the Governments of Ireland and the UK, costs over three billion VND (132,142 USD).

Continuous downpours from October 10 triggered floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern and north central regions, causing huge losses in humans and property. 

Up to 75 people were killed, 38 injured and 28 others went missing. More than 2,600 households were forced to evacuate.-VNA