Netherlands to help Việt Nam with US$2.34 million flood aid package

121078_3738043537719943_nghean Two children in flood-hit Nam Đàn District of central province Nghệ An just received food items and monetary support on November 1. — VNA/VNS Photo Bích Huệ

 05 Nov 20 Vietnamnews Source HÀ NỘI — The Dutch Government will provide an aid package worth 2 million euros (US$2.34 million) for Vietnamese flood victims, Dutch Ambassador to Việt Nam Elsbeth Akkerman said late Wednesday.

The fund will be channelled through the Dutch Relief Alliance that groups 15 non-governmental organisations.

The aid will help address urgent needs of the flood-hit residents, especially clean water, hygiene, food, necessities and cash, and enable them to start sustainable and flexible livelihoods.

Ambassador Akkerman extended her sympathies to the Vietnamese Government and people over the human and property losses caused by the natural disasters.

The Dutch Government and people will stand side by side with Việt Nam during such difficult times, and continue to cooperate with the country in climate change response and water management, she pledged, stressing that humanitarian aid activities should be rolled out promptly.

Since late September, 235 people in the central region have been listed as dead or missing from storms and floods, which have also caused estimated economic losses of about VNĐ17 trillion, according to a Government report to the National Assembly on Monday. — VNS


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