OVs in Italy, Ukraine support COVID-19-hit children hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Italy – Vietnam Cultural Bridge Association in Italy and the Vietnamese community in Cyprus have raised 5,000 EUR in support of Vietnamese children who lost their parents to COVID-19 pandemic.

The sum was donated by Vietnamese philanthropists in Italy and sent to 34 orphans in Ho Chi Minh City’s districts 7, 8 and Binh Chanh, including four scholarships worth 10 million VND each and 30 gifts.

On December 17 morning, the Vietnamese Association in the Ukrainian province of Odessa and the Odessa Town Hall presented gifts to children’s hospital No.3 in Odessa city.

Director of the hospital Elena Archemova thanked the Vietnamese Honorary Consular Office and association for their timely gift amid the pandemic. She added that the hospital recently opened a COVID-19 treatment department for children with 120 beds./.