The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) has sent the second batch of urgent aid worth over 870 million VND (37,900 USD) to victims of recent floods and landslides in the two northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau and Ha Giang.
Members of the Vietnam Red Cross Society present aid to flood victims in Sin Ho district of Lai Chau province (Photo: VNA)
Accordingly, the organisation offered 210 million VND in cash for 70 families whose houses were swept away or collapsed, along with 240 boxes of goods and 600 personal hygiene kits.
Earlier on June 25, the VRCS presented assistance worth 250 million VND to families of victims who were dead or injured during the floods in the two provinces.
According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, as of June 28 morning, the death toll in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern mountainous provinces on June 23-26 reached 23, while 10 others went missing.
In Lai Chau alone, 16 people were killed, nine went missing and 15 were injured.
Total economic losses are estimated to reach about 458.7 billion VND (19.9 million USD), with Lai Chau being the hardest hit with damages amounting to 338 billion VND.
People in Lai Chau province have continued to receive support from organisations and agencies to overcome losses in recent floods and landslides.
Lai Chau to date has received about 2.3 billion VND from donors across the country. Of the amount, one billion VND came from Ho Chi Minh City, 300 million VND from the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank). Dien Bien and Son La provinces also offered 200 million VND each.
The province has decided to present 35 million VND for each family losing their home and 15 million VND for each household whose house was damaged.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter in Lai Chau and local authorities are responsible for the prompt distribution of the aid to people in need.VNA