Over 4 billion VND provided to overseas Vietnamese amid COVID-19
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At the handover ceremony (Photo: laodong.vn)

According to Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi, who is also Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, the significance of the aid, especially amid the complex developments of the pandemic in a number of countries.

He said that the aid will help overseas Vietnamese overcome the difficulties and stabilize their lives as well as it demonstrates the attention from the Party, State, and people for the Vietnamese people living far from the homeland.

Mr. Khoi also said that 468 flights have been organized to bring home 113,000 Vietnamese from more than 59 countries and territories since the pandemic broke out early last year, while also providing 830,000 face masks along with protective suits, medical supplies, food, and other necessities for Vietnamese in 20 locations hit hard by COVID-19.

At the same time, overseas Vietnamese have also raised nearly 80 billion VND and sent home goods in support of pandemic and flood response efforts.

In the coming time, the ministry will continue to coordinate with relevant agencies to allocate the 4 billion VND aid package to overseas Vietnamese affected by the pandemic, he said./.


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