HAUFO calls for support to flood victims in Central Vietnam
(VNF) - Heavy rains in the region in recent days have caused flooding, inundating tens of thousands of homes and a large area of crops, especially in Quang Binh. The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) called on the community to urgently assist flood victims in central Vietnam.
Serious flooding from heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression has left at least 26 dead or injured in central provinces while many communes are isolated and roads and railways paralyzed.
The most severely affected province is Quang Binh where more than 56,000 homes have been inundated and some parts are only accessible by boat. In some villages, the floodwater level was as high as house roofs.
Hundreds of houses in Tan Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province were submerged in the flood. (Photo: NDO)
According to Hoang Duy Khiem, an official in Quang Thanh commune of Quang Trach district, the flood peak was about 10-15 centimetres higher than that of the historic flooding in 2007.
For the first time in decades, the city of Dong Hoi is underwater after a rainfall of 920mm on October 15th.
The disaster has left 15 dead, seven missing and 13 injured in Quang Binh province while another ten people are still unaccounted for as of October 16th.
In Ha Tinh province, heavy rain deluged more than 24,000 homes while vast areas of crops, roads, irrigation projects, schools and electrical facilities were submerged in floodwater.
Due to the water level rising quickly, many local residents did not have enough time to evacuate their property and cattle to safe places, incurring substantial losses.
In Nghe An province, heavy rain measured over 400mm also caused flooding to crop fields, residential areas and roads in Vinh city.
Bearing in mind our beloved Central Vietnam, the HAUFO enthusiastically wishes to call for support and participation in this humanitarian campaign from all enterprises, associations and kind-hearted persons, both in Vietnam and overseas.
Community flood shelters, material assistance, food, medicine, transport and all other forms of relief offered by you will be sincerely appreciated and will bring much happiness to our beloved people in Central Vietnam who long for community sharing and support.
Benefactors can either donate directly at the HAUFO’s headquarter (15A Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi; tel: 0438256159/ 01662211912) or send to the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organization’s account coded 002100042365 - Bank for Foreign trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) – Hanoi branch on October 17th-25th.