Red Cross to deliver emergency aid to drought-hit localities

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) will provide fresh water and assistance in cash to residents in four provinces suffering from drought and saltwater intrusion, during May and June. 

The VRCS Central Committee said the beneficiary localities are the southern provinces of Long An and Ben Tre, the central province of Ninh Thuan and Gia Lai province in the Central Highlands region.

As many as 3,520 households facing water shortage will be provided with water, while 2,550 others affected by drought and saltwater intrusion will receive cash to purchase clean water and foods for a period of two months.

The activity is part of a project on emergency aid to people suffering from drought and saltwater intrusion. 

The project worth VND4 billion (US$173,000) is funded by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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