US announces assistance to Vietnam to cope with storm aftermaths

Saturday, 2020-10-17 18:28:10
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Dozens of houses in Quang Tri province have been flooded. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J.Kritenbrink on October 17 announced an initial US$100,000 in disaster relief funds for Vietnam to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas badly hit by Tropical Storm Linfa.

The funds will be provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC).

Ambassador Kritenbrink expressed condolences to the people of Vietnam for the loss of life, destruction of property, and displacement of people due to the flooding in central Vietnam.

The ambassador also expressed his concern for persons with disabilities in the provinces affected by the storm as they are amongst the most vulnerable populations in the disaster.