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October 29, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of Vietnamese groups trying to raise funds for their flood-ravaged homeland are changing the way they seek donations because the local community has grown increasingly wary about such pitches. They are giving badges and passwords to volunteers who take coded donation boxes to Vietnamese businesses, escorted by other volunteers who videotape the transactions.
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September 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
After weeks of heavy rain, rising flood waters in the southern Mekong Delta have killed at least 30 people, mostly children, officials said. At least 125,000 others are in dire need of emergency food aid, authorities said. In the worst-hit province, Dong Thap, floods inundated more than 50,000 homes, said Le Phuoc Sang of the provincial Floods and Storms Control Bureau. Rescue teams were working to distribute food and evacuate residents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1999 | THUY-DOAN LE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 1,000 people on Saturday attended the largest local fund-raiser yet to benefit victims of the flooding in Vietnam, raising about $63,500 for the Red Cross Relief Fund. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase food and clothing and help with other relief efforts in the central portion of Vietnam, where the worst flooding in more than 30 years killed 500 and destroyed thousands of homes. In one province, Thua Thien-Hue, more than 300 have died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of Vietnamese groups trying to raise funds for their flood-ravaged homeland are changing the way they seek donations because the local community has grown increasingly wary about such pitches. They are giving badges and passwords to volunteers who take coded donation boxes to Vietnamese businesses, escorted by other volunteers who videotape the transactions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE
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."
NEWS
December 6, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Heavy floods battering large parts of central coastal Vietnam have killed at least 70 people and forced rescue workers to evacuate hundreds of thousands to higher ground, official media reported today. The Vietnam News daily said the death toll from the floods, which come just one month after the central region's worst flooding in a century, was likely to rise. Rescue workers had been unable to contact about 1,000 families in isolated areas hit hard by days of torrential rain, the paper said.
NEWS
November 6, 1999 | Reuters
Raging floods have killed 357 people in central coastal Vietnam, and the death toll is expected to increase with more rain forecast for the stricken region. Officials on Friday said several days of flooding--the region's worst in 100 years--left huge numbers of people hungry in seven provinces that stretch 350 miles.
NEWS
October 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
November 27, 1998 | Associated Press
The death toll from flooding in Vietnam has reached 151, government officials said Thursday, with tropical storm Elvis worsening the situation. Provincial officials in central Vietnam said water levels in rivers were rising fast as Elvis dumped up to 6 inches of rain on one of the country's poorest regions between Wednesday night and noon Thursday. Low-lying areas where water had just receded from last weekend's Typhoon Dawn were expected to be flooded again Thursday night, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
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.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 8, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The mountain came down at 2 in the morning," recalled Dinh Thi Danh, who lives in this village in central Vietnam. "It was Bam! Bam! Bam!--like the sky was falling in or the Americans were bombing. My shop just disappeared. If I'd been in it, I'd be dead now." Tumbling boulders had torn through the bamboo hut where she sold soft drinks and cigarettes.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A walkathon to benefit flood victims raised almost $100,000 Sunday from 3,000 Vietnamese Americans who marched in support of family members and others left devastated by Vietnam's worst flooding in almost 50 years. The daylong event, held under blue skies at Mile Square Park, 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.
NEWS
December 6, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Heavy floods battering large parts of central coastal Vietnam have killed at least 70 people and forced rescue workers to evacuate hundreds of thousands to higher ground, official media reported today. The Vietnam News daily said the death toll from the floods, which come just one month after the central region's worst flooding in a century, was likely to rise. Rescue workers had been unable to contact about 1,000 families in isolated areas hit hard by days of torrential rain, the paper said.
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