Red Cross begins charity campaign for storm victims

The Vietnam Red Cross Society on September 27 launched its campaign to solicit relief assistance for people affected by typhoon Doksuri this month, the year’s 10th storm over the East Sea, in central provinces, especially Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.

The campaign will last until the end of October, and all the money collected from local and international organisations, companies, individuals and the community during it will be used to buy essential goods and support victims’ livelihoods.

In the event, VND430 million (roughly US$19,000) was raised.

Besides receiving donations in cash and kind, the Red Cross also has a charity text message campaign. People can donate VND20,000 per SMS by texting UH to 1409.


On September 29 and 30 the Red Cross together with the Vietnam Red Cross Sponsor Council will donate money and relief materials in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.

The typhoon killed nine people and injured 112 others and damaged nearly 200,000 houses and other structures. Four remain missing. The total damage has been estimated at VND11.3 trillion (US$496 million).

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