1.3 million EUR to assist flood-affected people in central Vietnam
Flood in central Vietnam (Source: VNA)

Flood in central Vietnam (Source: VNA)

On October 28, the European Union (EU) announced that it would provide 1.3 million EUR to bring “critical humanitarian assistance to families affected by severe flooding” in central Vietnam.

According to Olivier Brouant, who oversees the EU’s humanitarian response in the Mekong region, this contribution underlines our solidarity with the people of Vietnam, many of whom have suffered the loss of homes, livelihoods and belongings in the wake of the devastating floods.

The central Vietnam has suffered historic flooding from prolonged downpours and successive typhoons since early this month, which had by October 25 resulted in 130 deaths and 18 missing persons.

At least 1.3 million people in the region have been affected, and on October 28 a powerful typhoon continued to lash the region, with more damage and losses expected.

Serious damage to transport infrastructure has been reported, while nearly ten thousand hectares of crops and nearly a million cattle and poultry have been lost in the floods./.



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