Embassy in Netherlands raises funds for flood-hit victims
The Embassy of Vietnam to the Netherlands held a charity event on November 12 to raise funds for people recently affected by storms and floods in Vietnam.
The event attracted the participation of Vietnamese diplomats, expats and students living in the Netherlands.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa said the embassy has initiated the fundraising since early November to share difficulties with flood-hit victims back home. Since then, the embassy has received donations from Vietnamese expats and students from across the Netherlands in different forms, she noted.
Hoa also added that she was very touched by the expats’ solidarity and love towards the homeland.
According to the ambassador, the money raised, worth nearly EUR4,000, will be transferred to the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later sent to the victims to help them return to normal life.