Vietnamese students in the UK cities of Norwich, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh have launched a fund-raising campaign to help people affected by recent storms and floods in the central region.

Their sentiment towards their homeland has been highly valued by Vu Ngoc Hoang, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Popularisation.

At a ceremony on November 1 in London where the students presented the funding, Hoang said he hopes that the young Vietnamese generation in the UK will exert more efforts to contribute to further developing their home country.

In September and October, the central region was hit by two strong storms, Wutip and Nari, which claimed the lives of more than 40 people and injured hundreds of others.

The disasters also destroyed about 900 houses and unroofed more than 200,000 others, affecting millions of people in the central region.-VNA