Aust Gov't promises aid to disaster victims in India and Vietnam

from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 12 Nov 1999
The Federal Government has promised aid to the victims of natural disasters in India and Vietnam.

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer, says the World Food Program will be given 300-thousand dollars to help the more than one million people affected by the super-cyclone in the Indian state of Orissa.

450-thousand dollars will go to the Red Cross to assist 20-thousand families left homeless by the wost floods to hit Vietnam in 40 years.

Australia has also committed another 450-thousand dollars to help rebuild infrastructure in central Vietnam once the water subsides.

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