Vietnam Red Cross grants aid to flood victims in Lam Dong and Dong Nai provinces

Tuesday, 2019-08-13 11:47:07
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A working group of the Vietnam Red Cross Society provides aid to flood victims in My Duc commune, Da Teh district, Lam Dong province.
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NDO – A working group of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) and the Lam Dong provincial Red Cross Society visited and granted relief to households in My Duc and Trieu Hai communes, Da Teh district, whose lives are affected by the recent flooding.

During the visits, VRCS Vice President Tran Quoc Hung presented 60 boxes of commodities and necessities, 54 gifts worth VND500,000 each, and 600 bottles of drinking water to locals.

The working group also carried out surveys to evaluate the damage of flood-affected areas in order to call for further support from domestic and international organisations and benefactors in order to help the flood victims to stabilise their lives.

According to the Lam Dong provincial Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, the heavy rains from August 6 to 9 claimed the lives of one person and has left more than 2,430 houses and 2,580 hectares of rice and crops flooded. The total damage was estimated at over VND130 billion (US$5.6 million).

The same day, VRCS President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu visited and presented VND 3 million each to 98 flood-affected households in Ngoc Dinh, Thanh Son and Phu Vinh communes, in Dinh Quan district, Dong Nai province.

Preliminary statistics showed that in Dinh Quan district alone, floods submerged 145 houses and destroyed more than 243 hectares of agricultural land, with total damage being estimated at over VND170 billion (US$7.3 million).