Over 217 billion VND donated to flood victims hinh anh 1A team of the Vietnam Red Cross Society delivers relief goods to people in Ham Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province, on October 21, 2020. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – More than 217 billion VND (9.43 million USD) has been distributed between November 2020 and December 2021 to assist 730,164 people across 12 provinces and cities in the central region, which was hit by severe floods in October last year.

The information was released at a conference reviewing aid programmes for the flood-hit localities over the past year held by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) on December 10.

Speaking at the event, Vice President of the VRC Central Committee Nguyen Hai Anh said with great support from organisations, businesses and individuals in Vietnam and overseas, ten programmes for emergency aid and recovery have been implemented in the 12 localities, with funding totalling 217 billion VND. Activities under these programmes have basically completed, he added.

The 12 central provinces and cities benefited were Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien – Hue, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, and Phu Yen.

The assistance focused on offering food, necessities, money, shelters, clean water, health services, livelihoods support, safe schools, and disasters risk management.

According to a Government report to the National Assembly on November 2 last year, since late September 2020, 235 people in the central region had been listed as dead or missing from storms and floods, which had also caused estimated economic losses of about 17 trillion VND./.