New Zealand announces humanitarian aid to Binh Dinh

09:37 | 24/01/2017 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The New Zealand Embassy announced humanitarian aid, totalling NZD$250,000, to communities in Binh Dinh province affected by five severe flooding events from October to late December 2016.  

New Zealand’s support will target 1,160 of the hardest hit rural households, approximately 5000 people, with livestock for re-establishing incomes, and cash grants for the purchase of urgently needed basic items including food and bottled water.

The humanitarian assistance will be delivered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), and closely coordinated with Government of Viet Nam’s own efforts.

New Zealand Ambassador to Viet Nam, H.E Wendy Matthews, said: “We recognise the serious impact that the floods have had on communities in Central Viet Nam and particularly in Binh Dinh. This assistance is practical: helping families to access basic needs for food and water, and to start rebuilding their livelihoods. It is an example of New Zealand’s ongoing commitment to supporting the people of Viet Nam.”

My Phung