01/11/2017 09:33 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia support flood victims

Phnom Penh, October 20 (VNA) – The General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians on October 31 launched a campaign to raise funds for flood-hit residents in northern mountainous and north central provinces of the home country. 

The launching ceremony was attended by staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy, leaders of the association as well as representatives of Vietnamese businesses, donors and overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia. 

Chau Van Chi, Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians, called on the participants to donate money to aid affected people, helping them to overcome flood consequences and stabilise their lives. 

In response to the call, about 4,500 USD was raised at the ceremony to support flood-affected localities. The association will continue receiving donations in the time to come. 

On October 20, the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia also called for donations to support flood victims, with its staff and members of representative agencies donated at least one-day salary. 

Continuous downpours from October 10 triggered floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern and north central regions, causing huge losses in humans and property. 

Up to 75 people were killed, 38 injured and 28 others went missing. More than 2,600 households were forced to evacuate.