Flood Relief To Vietnam
New Zealand will contribute $150,000 to Red Cross flood
relief work in central Vietnam, Acting Foreign Minister,
Hon Simon Upton, announced today.
"New Zealand has
long-standing linkages with the provinces of central Vietnam
which are among Vietnam's poorest and which have suffered
the worst flooding in 100 years," Mr Upton said. "Several
hundred people have died, and hundreds of thousands have
lost their homes and crops, leaving 85 percent of the
population without any form of livelihood."
Zealand contribution will be channelled through the
International Federation of the Red Cross which has played
a major role in the relief effort since disaster struck.
The IFRC will also assist with the reconstruction
process of the affected area over the next few months," Mr
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