At the event, Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association, said that overseas Vietnamese (OVs), including those in the Czech Republic, always look toward the homeland. 

According to Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, within one day, overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic donated more than 300,000CZK.

Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, speaking at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

He hopes that the fund-raising program will have eased difficulties and losses of people in Vietnam’s Central region.  

The fundraising program will continue to be held to mobilize more support for the homeland, he stressed.

On the same day, the Vietnamese people community in Poland also organized a similar event, calling on individuals and organizations to support central localities quickly recover from flooding.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that as of 6 am on October 19, the floods had forced the four hardest-hit provinces from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien-Hue to evacuate 37,490 households, or 121,280 people, while close to 121,700 homes in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Quang Tri have been inundated by floodwaters.

The flooding has so far claimed 90 lives and left 34 missing; destroyed 12 highway sections and 17.4 km of local roads; damaged 924 ha of rice and 106,616 ha of other crops; and killed or washed away more than half a million heads of cattle and poultry.

The disaster, which has lasted for more than 10 days, was caused by 30-year record rainfall./.