Vietnam Red Cross launches donation campaign for flood victims

Delivery relief aids to flood-hit locals in Nam Pam commune of Son La (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised 421 million VND (18,519 USD) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During the day, the VFF raised 105 million VND (4,618 USD), while receiving 50 million VND (2,199 USD) from the National Assembly Office and 450 million VND (19,795 USD) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered 4.5 billion VND (197,955 USD) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised VND421 million (US$18,519) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. >>> Joint efforts made to support flood victims Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least a one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During this day, the VFF raised VND105 million (US$4,618), while receiving VND50 million (US$2,199) from the National Assembly Office and VND450 million (US$19,795) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered VND4.5 billion (US$197,955) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13. Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses,…... [read more]

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces (Source: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Trade unions of the Presidential Office and the Government’s Office have raised funds in support of north-western provinces hit by the recent floods and landslides. The donation has been channelled through the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. Vice Chairman of the Presidential Office Bui Truong Giang said the fund aims to help victims of the natural disasters restore production and soon stabilise their lives. On August 7, a delegation of the National Assembly led by Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, along with Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Son La province leaders, visited flood victims in Nam Pam commune, Muong La district, and those who are under treatment at Muong La general hospital. Ty asked local authorities and competent forces of Muong La to promptly search missing people and help locals stabilise their lives. On the same day, the Ministry of Information and Communications sent two delegations to Yen Bai and Son La provinces to visit local flood victims. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces. The victims are from Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang,…... [read more]

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in the northern mountainous provinces. Floods in Nam Pam commune, Muong La district, Son La province The victims are from Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13.  Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged 245 houses, submerged 338.5 hectares of rice, and made 398 households leave their homes to safer places. The intense floods also blew away over 25,000 cubic metres of national roads, 117,706 cubic metres of provincial and district roads; damaged 145 irrigation works and 2,072 metres of river dike, causing about over 940 billion VND (41.36 million USD) in economic losses in the provinces. The Committee asked relevant agencies, and provincial and municipal steering boards for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue to continue mobilising forces and vehicles to search for the missing, help the injured and visit the families of dead victims. Resources should also be focused on helping repair damaged houses, clean the environment to prevent disease outbreaks, providing necessities for daily use, resuming production, and repairing traffic works. VNA... [read more]

Son La, August 7 (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Do Ba Ty urged the northern mountainous province of Son La to focus resources on addressing the consequences of floods during a working session with local authorities on August 6.  The province needs to mobilise efforts to support households who lost family members to the floods, search for missing people and ensure food safety for residents, particularly in hardest hit Muong La district, Ty said.  He also asked the locality to evaluate the impacts of climate change, improve forecast work, and minimise damages for residents.  As of August 6, floods took the lives of 10 people and left five others missing in Muong La district.  The disaster damaged 398 houses, washed away roads, caused blackouts in five communes with 7,600 households and isolated seven communes in the district.  According to the steering board for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue of Son La province, locals and soldiers have been mobilised to help move people made homeless in the floods, to safer places.  The province has provided financial and food aid for families with dead, injured or missing members, and evacuated families, worth more than 3.1 billion VND (136,400 USD).  The Vietnam Red Cross presented 200 gifts to the victims. So far, Muong La district has received more than 7.5 billion VND (330,000 USD) in aid. VNA/VNP ... [read more]

Torrential rain caused serious landslide, flashflood and traffic difficulty through several roads in the northern mountainous provinces in the past days. Particularly, the bad weather killed six persons and nine others were missing in Yen Bai province; It also reported 12 dead, five missing in flash floods in Son La province.   Additionally, the natural disaster killed seven persons in Dien Bien province, destroyed houses and hectares of rice crops. The Fatherland Front Committee of Son La province and Muong La district received VND 6.5 billion, 2.4 tons of rice, 967 instant noodles, 104 cloth bags and other gifts from nationwide organizations and individuals.  Mu Cang Chai district also received VND 2,364 billion, more than 5.2 tons of rice and 2,633 noodle boxes.  The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention said that Red Cross Society of Vietnam sent two working delegations to assist local people overcome terrible consequences after the flashflood, and offered over VND 500 million to the affected- localities.  The National Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam also supported VND 600 million for victims in Yen Bai and Son La provinces.  At moment, the local authorities have sent people to safer places.  Earlier, a working delegation led by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tran Hong Ha arrived in Yen Bai to assist search and rescue activities and handed over VND 600 million for the locality. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc yesterday visited and offered VND…... [read more]

National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty speaks at the working session with Son La province's officials (Source: VNA) Son La (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Do Ba Ty urged the northern mountainous province of Son La to focus resources on addressing the consequences of floods during a working session with local authorities on August 6. The province needs to mobilise efforts to support households who lost family members to the floods, search for missing people and ensure food safety for residents, particularly in hardest hit Muong La district, Ty said. He also asked the locality to evaluate the impacts of climate change, improve forecast work, and minimise damages for residents. As of August 6, floods took the lives of 10 people and left five others missing in Muong La district.  The disaster damaged 398 houses, washed away roads, caused blackouts in five communes with 7,600 households and isolated seven communes in the district. According to the steering board for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue of Son La province, locals and soldiers have been mobilised to help move people made homeless in the floods, to safer places. The province has provided financial and food aid for families with dead, injured or missing members, and evacuated families, worth more than 3.1 billion VND (136,400 USD).  The Vietnam Red Cross presented 200 gifts to the victims. So far, Muong La district has received more than 7.5 billion VND (330,000 USD)…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – As of August 5, heavy rains and floods took the lives of five people and left nine other missing in Yen Bai. The intense flooding caused about 160 billion VND (7.04 million USD) in economic losses in the province. Meanwhile, the disaster claimed the lives of 12 people and made three other missing in the northern mountainous province of Son La. The steering board for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue of Muong La district, Son La province, reported that floods also destroyed 375 houses, submerged 300 hectares of rice fields and swept away thousands of heads of cattle and poultry, causing losses estimated at 657 billion VND (28.9 million USD). Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien on August 6 visited residents affected by the recent floods in Mu Cang Chai, in Yen Bai. Sharing losses suffered by the locals, Hien urged the locality to focus resources on searching missing people, and making rebuilding efforts, including repairing public infrastructure facilities, while keeping a close watch on the complex weather conditions. On August 5, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha also led a delegation to Yen Bai province, during which he handed over 800 million VND (35,200 USD) and 200 beds to the flood-hit locality. He requested the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment to work as an advisor for the provincial People’s Committee in cleaning up the…... [read more]

Some 1,768 natural disasters hit the country by July 30, down 203 compared to the same period of last year. However, death toll and the number of people missing amounted to 511 and 145 respectively, up 42 and 45, respectively since the same period last year. Chairing a conference on evaluating natural disaster response in the capital city yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung pointed out some shortcomings in the natural disaster rescue process nationwide. “Reviews of landslide-prone locations and resident evacuations were not conducted in an urgent manner,” he said. “Some localities were passive during emergencies.” Some areas did not take natural disaster forecasts and warnings seriously and were not fully prepared for evacuations during storms and floods, he added. The Deputy PM asked local authorities and residents to fully grasp the severity of the current climate situation to stay ready for response. Natural disasters will continue to ravage the country this year and the following years as a result of climate change, creating negative effects on agriculture and industrial production and prompting unexpected accidents in mainland and on the sea, he said. He urged the National Committee on Incident, Disaster Response and Search and Rescue to instruct ministries, agencies and localities to continue revising and supplementing solutions to flash floods, landslides, tsunamis and other disasters. At the same time, they should raise public awareness of disaster response and search and rescue, increasing supervision over the effort, he added. Search and rescue forces should enhance international cooperation…... [read more]

Some 1,768 natural disasters hit the country by July 30, down 203 compared to the same period of last year. However, death toll and the number of people missing amounted to 511 and 145 respectively, up 42 and 45, respectively since the same period last year. Chairing a conference on evaluating natural disaster response in the capital city yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung pointed out some shortcomings in the natural disaster rescue process nationwide. “Reviews of landslide-prone locations and resident evacuations were not conducted in an urgent manner,” he said. “Some localities were passive during emergencies.” Some areas did not take natural disaster forecasts and warnings seriously and were not fully prepared for evacuations during storms and floods, he added. The Deputy PM asked local authorities and residents to fully grasp the severity of the current climate situation to stay ready for response. Natural disasters will continue to ravage the country this year and the following years as a result of climate change, creating negative effects on agriculture and industrial production and prompting unexpected accidents in mainland and on the sea, he said. He urged the National Committee on Incident, Disaster Response and Search and Rescue to instruct ministries, agencies and localities to continue revising and supplementing solutions to flash floods, landslides, tsunamis and other disasters. At the same time, they should raise public awareness of disaster response and search and rescue, increasing supervision over the effort, he added. Search and rescue forces should enhance international cooperation…... [read more]




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