Archive for the ‘humanitarian aid’ Category

Red Cross appeals for aid for Vietnam flood victims

October 10, 2007

The Red Cross estimates 10 million people have been affected by the latest typhoon damage and floods in Vietnam, and has launched an emergency appeal for $3 million in relief aid.

“We estimate that there are affected by floods in July, and by the most recent floods,” said

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) spokeswoman Winnie Romeril says 10 million people were affected by floods last week, and 10 million by floods in July as well.

“A lot of people were displaced twice,” she said.

Read the rest: