Over 19 bln VND raised for flood victims Society

Over 19 bln VND raised for flood victims

The Vietnam Red Cross Association (VRC) has by Oct. 22 raised over 19 billion VND (960,000 USD) from individuals and organisations in the country and abroad to flood victims in central Vietnam.

More relief aid for central flood victims

On October 6 Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung sent a dispatch ordering central Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces to bring forward the local budgets to buy instant noodles and drinks for flood-hit residents.

56 billion VND raised for AO victims

Associations of Agent Orange (AO) victims in 50 cities and provinces across the country have collected 56 billion VND during the “Action month for Vietnamese AO victims”.

Farmers open homes to tourists

In some parts of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, one can see the amazing sight of westerners and other foreigners wading in swamps and mud, foraging for shellfish and picking waterlilies.

Malaria still rife in 108 countries, says WHO

Although there has been many successful results in the global fight against malaria over the past few decades, the disease is still rampant in 108 countries across the world, stated the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 2009 report on malaria.

Flood relief aid continues flowing in

Governments of New Zealand and the US, and Honda-Vietnam have been sending aid to victims of Typhoons Ketsana and Mirinae in the central and Central Highlands regions.