Vietnamese community in Japan continues to support quake-affected people

Wednesday, 17/01/2024 16:19
A delegation of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Osaka, Japan on January 15 handed over thousands of essential supplies to authorities of Higashiosaka city to deliver relief goods to people affected by the earthquake in Ishikawa prefecture on January 1.
At the hand-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, the relief aid, donated by Vietnamese associations, businesses and community in Japan, included 1,000 cases of mineral water, 500 boxes of antiseptic hand sanitizer, and 1,000 hygiene kits.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Mayor of Higashiosaka thanked the Vietnamese community in Japan for their support and affirmed that these goods will be sent to the most challenging areas.

On January 6, the Consulate General in Osaka, the Vietnamese Association in Kansai, and various other associations mobilized 600 sets of essential goods, which were directly delivered to affected Vietnamese citizens and local residents in Ishikawa.

Ishikawa where has over 5,000 Vietnamese residents, recently bore the brunt of the major earthquake and tsunami on January 1. Immediately after the disasters, the Consulate General guided Vietnamese associations and businesses in the region to establish a fundraising mobilization committee, providing assistance to victims and promptly implementing relief plans./.