03/11/2016 09:45 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Red Cross continues supporting flood-affected provinces

Hanoi, November 3 (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRS) has provided additional 4.2 billion VND (188,160 USD) in goods and cash to locals in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri help them overcome consequences of the recent devastated flood.

The assistance include nearly 3 billion VND (134,400 USD) in cash, 1,200 packages of family necessity, 300 sets of tools for house repairing, 15 tents, 455,000 water purification tablets, and 501 packages of shampoo.

By November 2, all the aid was transported to the three provinces for the delivery on November 3. The VRS also send two teams to the site to join the delivery.

Along with direct assistance, the VRS also called on the international community to give a hand to the localities to help them in recovery. So far, the VRS has received assistance and commitments from many organisations and individuals with a total aid of over 17 billion VND (761,600 USD).

Earlier on October 16, the VRS also provided relief aid worth 1.97 billion VND in cash and goods to the four provinces of Nghe An, Ha Yinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri to help locals settle their lives.
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