STORMS AND FLOODS IN THE MIDDLE REGION OF VIETNAM
From the beginning of October to November of this year, the Middle Region of Vietnam have had more than 10 storms, with floods and landslides. Many people, houses and properties were buried or drifted into water. Everyone had tried to help each other to run into safer places. We can imagined people climbing to a higher place, or walked in the water to escape the floods. Children followed adults, many lost their parents. However, families who had the most difficulties were families of children with vision impairment and additional disabilities. The blind cannot see, so they have difficulties in travelling in a normal condition, now everything was under water, they had to depend totally to sighted people, especially children who are blind and paralysed, their family members had to carry them along the way. After those storms and floods, they went back home to see their houses and farms were severe destroyed, those families falled into a terrible living condition. The representatives of BVCF visited families of children with multiple disabilities in this Middle Region, offered each family 3 million Vietnamese Dollars, out of the monthly budget as usual, so that they can buy food in these dark days. The sharing was a little, but in these envelops there were hearts of benefactors of BVCF. Receiving this love, families of children with blindness and multiple disabilities could not keep their tears. They would like to thank the Director Board and donors of BVCF for their prompt support, to be with them side by side to be recovered and to move forward a better future.