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Red Cross delivers more supplies to flood-hit communities

The Lao Red Cross delivered supplies to communities in the southern provinces who suffered losses in the recent floods, with the donated items worth more than 60 million kip.
Last week the Red Cross took educational supplies to Phouthongloum Primary School in Xanasomboun district, Champassak province, to replace items that were lost or damaged in September’s floods.

The donated items were distributed to at least 60 children and were paid for by the Singapore Red Cross, at a cost of more than 8 million kip.
On the same day, the Red Cross delivered supplies to 210 people in Xaysettha district, Attapeu province, giving them food, drinking water and medicines worth more than 52 million kip, financed by private companies.
The Red Cross had previously delivered educational supplies, food and drinking water worth more than 200 million kip to students in Attapeu province and to households in Saravan and Champassak provinces who suffered in the floods, paid for by the Singapore Red Cross and private companies.
Tropical storms passed over central and southern Laos at the end of August and the beginning of September, bringing torrential rain that damaged houses, roads and bridges, rice fields, fishponds, temples and schools.
Khammuan, Savannakhet, Attapeu, Saravan, Champassak and Xekong provinces were the worst affected.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update October 30, 2019)

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