Flash floods affect Vietnamese villages: volunteers deliver humanitarian aid

01 November 2017
International Volunteer Day 2017
Relief supplies are distributed to families displaced by floods in northwestern provinces Yen Bai, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau.
Flash flood devastation in Son La Province
Flash flood devastation in Son La Province (2017).

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.

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