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RoK offers USD 300,000 worth of humanitarian aid to Vietnam’s flood-strike

October 23, 2020 | 09:55

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Thursday (October 23) announced that the governement decided to provide Vietnam humanitarian aid worth USD 300,000 to overcome the serious damage caused by severe flooding in the central of the country.

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According to the ministry, prolonged rain has since October 6 left more than 100 dead, over 90,000 residents evacuated and approximately 130,000 houses submerged in central Vietnam. The natural disaster has caused huge material losses to central provinces, according to VNA.

The RoK government expressed hope the humanitarian aid will help evacuees receive emergency aid and stabilize their lives.

Meanwhile, the United States recently announced it will provide aid worth US$100,000 to help Vietnam address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities affected by the Linfa storm.

The government decided to grant VND500 billion ($21.52 million) to five central provinces worst hit by historic flooding for rescue and social welfare support, Vnexpress reported.

The five provinces, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam, would receive VND100 billion each as part of the government’s efforts to help local communities overcome the consequences of devastating floods, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh sait at a meeting in Quang Tri on Thursday morning.

The government also provided each of the five provinces with 1,000 tons of rice alongside medicine and antiseptic chemicals.

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