Severe flooding isolates houses in Thach Thanh district, central Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) on October 12 provided urgent relief, including 900 million VND in cash and necessities worth over 50 million VND, for people severely affected by floods in the northern and central regions.

The VRC dispatched four working teams to visit flood-hit areas in northern Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Son La, central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, where they presented cash, food, disinfectants and other supplies to affected people.
 
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Accordingly, Yen Bai received 200 million VND; Thanh Hoa, 300 million VND, Nghe An, 100 million VND; Hoa Binh, 250 million VND and Son La, 50 million VND, along with the necessities.

Earlier, the VRC Central Committee launched a “texting” campaign “Vi dong bao vung lu” (For flood victims) calling people from across the country to make donations via texts. Donors can text UH to 1409 and each text worth 20,000 VND.

All money collected from the campaign, running through November 7, will be used to support affected people with necessities, housing and livelihoods, helping them overcome difficulties.

The project has to date received approximately 108,000 text messages, equivalent to over 2.1 billion VND (92,400 USD).

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on October 12 also decided to allocate 2 billion VND (88,000 USD) to flood-affected people in the provinces of Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

Accordingly, Hoa Binh was presented with 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) while the remaining provinces received 200 million VND (8,800 USD) each. The funds will be sent to households that lost family members, with injured people, or had their houses damaged in floods.-VNA