Vietnamese Cambodians receive the support (Photo: VNA)

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Cambodia, the Community Support Fund of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Phnom Penh distributed gifts including rice, mosquito nets and cash to 50 Vietnamese origin households among 1,171 disadvantaged households in 12 districts of the capital Phnom Penh.

Of them, 538 households used to live on floating houses on Tonle Sap and had to be relocated ashore.

Talking to a the Vietnam News Agency correspondent, Chairman of the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Phnom Penh city Huynh Minh Phu said that during this period, people face difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who had to relocate from Tonle Sap.

There are many support activities but Vietnamese Cambodian households still face various difficulties.   

Leaders of the Embassy, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia and its branches in general, especially the branch in Phnom Penh, have paid attention and continued to mobilize timely support for the people.

On this occasion, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Phnom Penh city sprayed insecticides to kill mosquitoes and insects for households living in riverside areas.

Apart from Phnom Penh, the Embassy's Community Support Fund also supported rice and medical supplies for over 650 households in the provinces of Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Stung Treng, Prey Veng, and Kampong Cham, bringing the total number of households receiving support to 1,821 households.

Over the past 2 months, the Community Support Fund has provided food, foodstuff, medical supplies and essential goods to more than 800 households in some isolated areas and places affected by the pandemic in the provinces of Kandal, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang and Prey Veng./.