Red Cross Appeals for $1.2M for Vietnam

    The Red Cross in Vietnam is appealing for 1.1 million Swiss francs ($1.2 million) to help thousands of flood-hit victims in Vietnam receive relief items.

    The funds will be used to provide cash support, household and hygiene kits, safe water, medicine, shelter, and livelihood support for some 42,000 affected Vietnamese. Weeks of severe flooding, which started mid-September, have left 73 people dead, and destroyed 125,000 houses and more than 10,000 acres of rice paddies.

    To date, the organization has distributed 3,000 household kits, 3 million water purification tablets and more than 1 billion Vietnamese Dong ($50,000) in cash support.

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      Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.