Story
1 November 2017
Flash flood devastation in Son La Province (2017). Ly Nguyen, IFRC

Flash floods affect Vietnamese villages: volunteers deliver humanitarian aid

Authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in this region, nearly 600 were damaged or unroofed and 657 billion Vietnam Dong or 28.9 million US dollars’ worth of crops, livestock and infrastructure were lost.

Within a day of the flash floods, Viet Nam Red Cross Society volunteers arrived in the affected provinces to assist families with supplies, financial and emotional support, and other help from the Viet Nam Red Cross Society headquarters.

This story is published as part of the campaign for International Volunteer Day 2017: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.

Asia and the Pacific
IVD 2017 #VolunteersActFirst IFRC catastrophes naturelles inondations
SDG 13: Climate change
Source URL: https://www.unv.org/Success-stories/flash-floods-affect-vietnamese-villages-volunteers-deliver-humanitarian-aid