The Vietnamese community in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has undertaken a host of activities to collect donations for their fellow citizens in the home country’s central region, which experienced extensive damage caused by recent storms.

First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK Pham Quang Tuyen said that the embassy launched a programme to raise donations and received a warm response from its staff.

The Vietnamese Students’ Association in the RoK and its branches also conducted similar activities. Initial statistics show that the money collected is about 20,000 USD.

Apart from collectives, a number of individuals also joined hands in this drive. Notably, a charity programme organised by Nguyen Tuong Vy and her friends in some major cities of the RoK collected 9,000 USD through arts and sports exchanges as well as selling souvenirs and Vietnamese food to locals.-VNA