Australia - Jesuit Mission Australia provides aid in flood-ravaged Vietnam
Jesuit Mission Australia is working with local Catholic Church groups to provide urgent emergency response to families affected by severe floods in Central Vietnam. Over 600,000 people have been directly affected by the floods, with an estimated 100,000 houses fully submerged. The torrential rains started on October 13, causing some of the worst floods ever experienced in several provinces. It is believed that water discharged by two large hydropower dams the next day, without adequate warning to communities already battling the heavy rains, added to the severity. Read more ...