Scene at ​a music concert of the Vietnamese expatriate community in Czech Republic to raise fund for central Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese expatriates in Laos and the Czech Republic have donated money to aid people in the central region, which has recently borne the brunt of severe flooding.

Buddhist monks at the Phat Tich pagoda in Vientiane, Laos, initiated a humanitarian campaign for flood victims in central Vietnam on October 20. As of October 22, more than 80million LKP (10,000 USD) and a large amount of clothes were collected.

A support team from the pagoda is scheduled to leave for Ha Tinh province on October 24 to directly deliver 500 gifts to local residents.

On the evening of October 22, 16 Vietnamese artists in the Czech Republic organised a concert and auction in Prague to raise funds for Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces, attracting over 200 people.

Funding collected before and after the night amounted to more than 600,000 CZK (24,166 USD).

The event was held in response to an appeal for donations to flood victims in the central region made by Vietnam’s embassy and the Association of Vietnamese in the country.

Earlier, the association of Nghe Tinh fellow-countrymen in the Czech Republic also launched a fund-raising campaign for flood-hit victims. More than 400,000 CZK (16,110 USD) had been raised as of October 22.-VNA