NETHERLANDS SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF THE FLOODING IN VIETNAM
Hanoi, 3 November 2000
The Netherlands will provide USD 770.000 (2 million Dutch guilders) in emergency aid to the victims of the serious flooding in Vietnam. This in response to the United Nations Inter-Agency Appeal to help the Mekong River Delta flood victims. The amount is provided in addition to the USD 238.000 that had already been donated in September of this year to the Federation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The donation of the Netherlands Government will be channeled through OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) and will contribute to the relief of the immediate needs of the victims of the flooding, as well as rehabilitation.
Within the last years the Netherlands government has donated approximately USD 1.500.000 to relieve the suffering of victims of various natural disasters in Vietnam, including a tropical storm in Quang Binh, typhoon Franky, typhoon Linda, the drought in Central Vietnam in August 1998 and the flooding in Central Vietnam in 1999.
For additional information please contact Mr. Geoffrey van Leeuwen (Second Secretary) or Ms. Marona van den Heuvel (Second Secretary) at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi.