Vietnamese Embassy in Russia raises funds for flood victims hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) - The Embassy of Vietnam in Russia on October 23 launched a fundraising ceremony to help people in Vietnam overcome consequences of natural disasters.

Representatives from the Business Association and the Vietnamese Association in Russia and overseas Vietnamese in Russia attended the event along with the embassy’s staff.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son called on the participants to aid affected people, helping them to overcome aftermath of the recent floods and stabilise their lives.

After the drive, the embassy will send a working mission to visit and hand over the donation to flood victims in provinces that suffered the most in the recent downpours and floods.

In the flooding in late 2016, the working delegation of the embassy and the Vietnamese Association in Russia presented 10 motorboats worth 40 million VND (1,760 USD) each and 100 life jackets to people in the central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

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.-VNA