Vietnamese abroad support flood victims in homeland hinh anh 1At the fund-raising programme at the Vietnamese embassy in Russia (Photo:VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA)Fund-raising programmes to support flood victims in the central region were launched by the Vietnamese embassies in Russia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Germany. 

Speaking at the launching ceremony on October 20, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh highlighted the significance of the activity.

He called on the embassy’s staff and Vietnamese living and working in the country to support the programme, contributing to helping residents hit by floods in the central region overcome consequences of natural disasters and soon stabilise their lives.

Before the fund-raising programme was launched in Russia, many volunteer groups were formed across the country to call for assistance for flood victims, raising a total of over 456 million VND (over 19,650 USD). 

The campaigns to raise funds for flood-hit people in Vietnam have been expanded in Russia. 

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore has established units to directly receive donations from organisations and individuals in the country, as well as provide addresses in Vietnam so that donors can send their donations to.

Similar activities have been organised in the RoK and Germany, demonstrating the sentiments of overseas Vietnamese towards flood victims at home./.