The Mass of laying the first stone, officially started construction of the flood-control house at Tien Nghia Parish, Ha Tinh Diocese
After the historic flood in October 2020, many relief teams went to Tien Nghia to help and many people shed tears when directly witnessing the situation of the people here. The Bishop of Ha Tinh Diocese, Bishop Paul Nguyen Thai Hop and Caritas Vietnam 's survey team, Caritas Ha Tinh have come here many times after the flood to provide relief to the people. What everyone here recognizes and dreams of is that this place needs a solid house, high enough and strong enough for each flood, people have a place to live, for valuable applications such as motorbikes. , electronics and even pets. However, for them, dream is forever a dream, because they are struggling every day to eat.
Caritas Vietnam alone has also received a lot of contributions from all sectors in Vietnam and abroad, organizations and individuals sent to help the people of the Central Region. How touching is that when the spirit of Christian charity is expressed in action, human love still abounds while our brothers and sisters are in need. The spirit of mutual love, the good leaves that support the torn leaves are expressed practically and lovingly.
As dire as the situation is, these are the moments that reveal the Vietnamese spirit of charity and compassion, expressed in the proverb that “healthy leaves cover torn leaves.” Donations and aid have come from home and abroad, from students and the elderly, from individuals and organizations. Many of these benefactors entrusted Caritas Vietnam with their donations. The following projects are being undertaken in their name.
From November 9-12, 2020, Caritas Vietnam representative, Fr. Joseph Ngo Si Dinh, OP, Director of Caritas Vietnam, Fr. Peter Nguyen Trong Duong, SVD., his assistant, visited and assessed flooded areas.
The prolonged heavy rains from October 6th - 21st caused terrible floods, violent storms and landslides in the Central Vietnam. They have caused serious damage to people and property. The tragic toll at the moment (October 21st) is of 132 dead, 27 people still missing, while more than 200,000 people had to be evacuated, and 160,000 houses were totally flooded.