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Vietnamese citizens uprooted by typhoon

Update: December, 14/2013 - 09:46

HA NOI (VNS)— As many as 29 Vietnamese citizens uprooted by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be flown to HCM City on December 13-14.

According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Manila, 31 Vietnamese were displaced by the super typhoon. The first person returned to Viet Nam on December 9 and the remaining victims will be back later.

After the typhoon made landfall, the Embassy began work to bring the Vietnamese citizens to the capital city of Manila and help them with legal procedures for repatriation to Viet Nam.

On Thursday, the embassy, in conjunction with the Vietnamese Community in Manila, held a meeting with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to provide assistance worth US$1,000 each to help the typhoon victims settle in Viet Nam.

Super typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the Philippines in early November, was considered the most devastating storm to ever strike. — VNS ­­


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