New relief aid to Ketsana storm victims

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New relief aid to Ketsana storm victims

The Vietnam Red Cross on October 19 received over 211,000 Euros in kind from Germany as relief aid to Ketsana storm victims.

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) on October 19 received over 211,000 Euros in kind from Germany as relief aid to Ketsana storm victims in the three hardest-hit central provinces.

The supplies, including essential household utensils, will be distributed to some 4,000 families affected by the disaster, said the VRC.

VRC President Tran Ngoc Tang said the aid from the German Government and the German Red Cross is in line with Vietnam ’s policy of helping the worst-hit victims of the storm.

German Ambassador Rolf Schulze said the aid was part of an overall 380,000 EUR package committed by his Government to Ketsana victims in Vietnam.

He added that Germany has also pledged to contribute 20 percent of the European Union’s total aid commitment to Ketsana victims in the Southeast Asian country./.

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