The Vietnam Red Cross Association (VRC) has by Oct. 22 raised over 19 billion VND (960,000 USD) from individuals and organisations in the country and abroad to flood victims in central Vietnam.
Of the sum, 10.85 billion VND was from foreign donors.
The donations included 155,000 Swiss France from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 100,000 USD from the Government and the Red Cross society of the Republic of Korea, 80,000 USD from the Government and the Red Cross of the US, 60,000 USD from the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi and the Chinese Red Cross society, and 30,000 USD from the Singaporean Red Cross.
The VRC has sent four missions to provide water filters, blankets, mosquito nets, tents, food, rice seeds, as well as books, text books and other necessities for flood victims.
By Oct. 21, floods caused by heavy rains claimed 76 lives and left six missing in the central region.
They included 15 passengers on a bus, 24 people in Nghe An province, 20 in Ha Tinh province, 12 in Quang Binh province and five people in Thanh Hoa province./.