|Red Cross members distribute emergency aid to flood victims in the central provinces. — Photo VNRC|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society will release emergency aid of VNĐ 4.2 billion (US$187,000), including money and essential goods, to help the central provinces overcome difficulties following the heavy rains and floods.
The aid for Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị provinces includes nearly VNĐ3 billion in cash and 1,200 boxes of essential goods, 300 sets of tools to repair houses, 15 tents and 455,000 Aquatab pills, as well as 501 shampoo boxes and water purification machines.
The relief goods are being transported to the three provinces on Thursday and will be distributed to flood-affected families from today.
On October 18, the Việt Nam Red Cross made an emergency call for donation to help people affected by the heavy rains and floods in the central region.
The society also launched an SMS campaign to raise funds for the flood victims. People can support the campaign, which began yesterday, by texting UH to 1404 until December 16, 2016. Each SMS costs VNĐ18,000 ($0.8).
Till date, the society has received donations of more than VNĐ17 billion ($760,000) from local and international organisations and individuals. — VNS