Vietnamese in Thailand, Czech Republic support homeland flood victims hinh anh 1Vietnamese in Thailand support homeland flood victims (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – As much as 660,000 baht (19,200 USD) was raised by Vietnamese expats in Thailand’s Udon Thani province to support flood victims back in the homeland in a programme held on October 23.

According to Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Udon Thani Luong Xuan Hoa, the organisation aims to raise a sum worth about 1 billion VND to help residents in the central region overcome consequences of the recent natural disaster and soon stabilise their lives.

Meanwhile, overseas Vietnamese living and working in the Czech Republic handed to representatives of the Vietnam Fatherland Front including 920 million VND for the flood victims and 100 million VND for poor people in the homeland.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung highlighted the significance of the fund-raising programme, and appreciated the role of the association in mobilising donors to support residents hit by floods in the central region.

Previously, on October 21, all staff of the embassy also donated money to support flood victims in the homeland./.