Việt Nam Red Cross representative hands over family essential tools to victims of Doksuri typhoon in central provinces. — Photo courtesy of VNRC
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) has released an emergency appeal to help victims of Doksuri typhoon in the central region, especially hardest-hit Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh provinces.
“We call on our members, local organisations, individuals and the community to donate at least one day’s salary to help victims overcome difficulties in the wake of the disaster, chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu said at a ceremony on Monday in Hà Nội.
The appeal aims to mobilise financial and material support to help thousands of typhoon victims overcome difficulties and stabilise lives and production following the disaster in the central provinces.
Thu also asked Red Cross societies of provinces and cities to evaluate losses and demand better emergency aid for victims, with priority given to worst-hit families and localities.
Thu added that the appeal for aid will continue until the end of October this year. All financial and material donations will be distributed to families affected by Doksuri.
The VNRC has already released emergency aid of VNĐ1.56 billion (US$68,000), comprising money and goods, to help affected victims in the six central provinces of Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Bình, as well as Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế.
Doksuri, the 10th typhoon in the East Sea so far this year, has killed eight people and injured 215 others in six central provinces of Việt Nam. More than 200,000 houses have had their roofs blown away, 2,440 electricity poles have collapsed and more than 20,000ha of rice have been destroyed. The VNRC estimated cost of total damages due to Doksuri typhoon had reached VNĐ10,174 billion ($442 million). — VNS