The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) continues to provide 5 billion VND in aid to victims of tropical storm Wutip in the central region.

VRC Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Hong confirmed the news at a campaign launched in Hanoi on October 3.

The VRC will work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent to call for international support allowing the victims to overcome the storm’s consequences, added Hong.

At the launch, the Overseas Party Committee donated 20 million VND to the victims.

Earlier, the VRC provided emergency aid in the form of 1,200 household packages to affected provinces and 650 million VND to victims in Thanh Hoa province.

The campaign will last until November 15.

In response to an appeal made by the country’s Fatherland Front, many ministries and local agencies have launched fund raising campaigns.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised a total of 226 million VND at a ceremony held in Hanoi on October 3.

The Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Lam Dong province have urgently mobilised 1.2 billion VND for sufferers from the storm in Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.

A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City has visited and granted 2 billion in aid relief to the victims in Quang Binh province.

The Quang Binh provincial General Confederation of Labour has visited and donated nearly 60 million VND to households of workers suffering from the destruction of the storm.

In Hanoi, staff of the Ministry of Defence, the Presidential State Office, the Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee donated at least one working-day’s salary each to help storm-hit people stabilise their lives and resume production activities.-VNA