23.10.2020, 19:22

Australia to provide AUD100000 in humanitarian support for Vietnam

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Ms Robyn Mudie, on Friday announced that Australia would provide AUD100000 in immediate humanitarian support for relief efforts underway in response to severe flooding in central Vietnam.

The region has been hit by consecutive tropical storms, prolonged heavy rain, severe and widespread flooding and landslides. As of 22 October, more than 178000 households had been affected by flood waters up to 2m high, 362 schools had been damaged and there had been widespread destruction of agricultural land and resources. This in addition to devastating loss of life, including members of heroic military rescue teams.

“When Australia experienced devastating bushfires last summer, we felt the outpouring of support from the government and people of Vietnam. Today we stand in solidarity with Vietnam, as you grieve for lost loved ones and heroic first responders. We will continue monitoring relief requirements as the extent of the impact comes to light,” said Ambassador Mudie.

This humanitarian assistance will be delivered through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership: https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/. It will operate in tandem with Australia’s ongoing efforts to support Vietnam’s recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic. This included the announcement of an immediate USD10.5m package of assistance in June.