October 7, 2000 |
The Red Cross said it was rushing emergency rice supplies to families running short of food in Vietnam's flood-ravaged Mekong Delta, where dozens of children are dying each day. Officials said the death toll in the past month has reached 296, including 225 children. "We're looking at 20 to 30 kids dying a day--it's crazy," said the Red Cross' John Geoghegan. The worst flooding in decades from the Mekong River has inundated the homes of about 4 million people.
September 24, 2000 |
Torrential rains and floods in eastern India have killed at least 210 people in the last six days and have left nearly 15 million stranded, officials said Saturday. In Vietnam, the death toll from the worst floods to hit the Mekong Delta in decades rose to 94 today, but water levels were expected to peak and then start to recede in the next few days. Most of the 94 people killed in the Mekong Delta floods have been children.
September 15, 2000 |
The mighty Mekong River flooded a wide swath of Southeast Asia on Thursday, inundating villages and homes in Vietnam's rice bowl and leading to warnings that streets in the Cambodian capital could be under water by the weekend. With the river rising half an inch a day for the past month in some areas--and not expected to peak until next week--more than half a million people have been left homeless, schools closed, roads cut and at least 97 people killed.
September 8, 2000 |
About 25,000 people in the Mekong Delta were being evacuated from flooded homes threatened by landslides, officials said. Seasonal flooding, which has engulfed southern Vietnam's rice bowl since July, hit the provinces of Dong Thap and An Giang particularly hard, with 8,500 already evacuated.
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December 24, 1999 |
Organizers of a walkathon earlier this month to benefit flood victims in Vietnam say they have collected more than $119,000. After deducting about $5,000 for operational expenses, they said they will turn over nearly $114,000 to five local Vietnamese religious organizations for delivery to the survivors. "We feel really good about it," said Peter Nguyen, one of the organizers. "The community really came together to help out."
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December 13, 1999 |
A walkathon to benefit flood victims in Vietnam raised almost $100,000 Sunday from 3,000 Vietnamese Americans who marched in support of family members and others whose lives have been devastated by the country's worst flooding in almost 50 years. The daylong event, held under blue skies at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, was one of three fund-raisers organized Sunday by the Vietnamese expatriate community in the United States. Walks also were held in San Jose and Houston.