The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) on July 4 received emergency aid to help flood victims in northern mountainous localities. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) on July 4 received emergency aid from both domestic and foreign individuals and organisations to help households affected by the recent flood in the northern mountainous localities. The assistance came from Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong with 100,000 CNY (15,143 USD), the Red Cross Society of China with 50,000 USD, and the Chinese Business Association in Vietnam with 110,000 USD. The VNRC also received 10 million VND (440 USD) from the Government Office’s trade union. Many organisations and individuals nationwide have given assistance to locals in flood-striken areas so that they can stabilise their lives and recover production. Earlier, the VNRC provided emergency aid worth over 1.12 billion VND (49,280 USD) to households hard hit by recent floods in Lai Chau and Ha Giang provinces. VNRC Vice President Nguyen Quoc Hung said that his organisation will carry out various activities to raise local people’s awareness of measures to respond to natural disasters, and the flood victims will receive support via VNRC’s programmes and projects. Flash floods and landslides… Read full this story
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