More than 840 million VND (39,500 USD) were given to poor households in Bo Trach district, central Quang Binh province by the Save the Children in Vietnam on December 24.

The money will help locals in Phuc Trach and Son Trach communes repair their houses which were severely damaged by super-typhoon Wutip in late September.

On December 23, the organisation provided 827 million VND for disaster-hit households in Quang Phuong and Quang Long communes in Quang Trach district.

It is also providing clothes to 718 local students.

This is part of a 130,000 USD programme by the organisation to help Quang Binh families affected by the storm. The programme hopes to benefit about 1,200 households, including 2,400 children in the province.

Country Director Gunnar Andersen said that in the time ahead Save the Children will continue calling for more support to help locals overcome consequences by disasters.-VNA