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Vietnamese representative agencies abroad raise funds for flood-hit people

The Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, held a fundraising event on October 27 to support flood-hit people in the central region of Vietnam.

The event was actively responded by all members of the mission and the Vietnamese community in Switzerland despite difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai spoke highly of the assistance that the Vietnamese community in Switzerland has given to disaster-hit people at home in response to the call of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

She briefed participants on the serious impacts of the recent storms and floods to the central region as well as the support of the whole political system and people nationwide to the region to overcome the disasters’ consequences.

Earlier, the Vietnamese community in Switzerland and the Au Lac Viet School – the Thai Binh Association also sent aid to affected residents in the central region.

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand also called for assistance to people who have been affected by the historical floods in the central region.

Despite difficulties due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese community in Thailand has organised many fund-raising events to support disaster-hit people in the central region.