Europe's Vietnamese Youth Community Helps Countrymen Flee Ukraine
|Photo: Thanh Nien Online|
Currently, there are about 7,000 Viet living, working and studying in Ukraine. A large number of expatriates have migrated to neighboring countries due to the complicated conflict situation in Ukraine, especially in major cities in the east and southeast of Ukraine and around the capital Kiev.
According to information from the International Committee of the Central Youth Union, due to the complicated developments of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Youth Union's Personnel Committee, the Vietnam Youth and Student Association, the Vietnamese Student Association in some European countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia have coordinated with the Vietnamese Embassy in the host country and Vietnamese associations to help Vietnamese expats evacuate from war zones in Ukraine to neighboring Hungary and Poland, Czech, etc.
In the Czech Republic, responding to the call of the Prague Fire and Rescue Department, the Vietnamese Student Association coordinated with Vietnamese associations in the Czech Republic to send a letter calling for relief to the Vietnamese community. in the Czech Republic to share the loss and grief with the Ukrainian people, to support the Vietnamese to evacuate from Ukraine to neighboring countries.
|Flyers from the Vietnamese Student Association in the Czech Republic. Photo: Thanh Nien Online|
Humanitarian aid support includes bottled water, baby food, food that can be preserved for a long time, baby supplies, feminine hygiene products, warm clothes...
Viet youth in the Czech Republic participated in delivering a container truck of canned goods, personal belongings, essential necessities, bedding, and medical equipment to Ukrainian refugees at the border of Slovakia and Ukraine.
A Committee to assist the Vietnamese in evacuating from Ukraine to the Czech Republic was also established, led by Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung; Chairwoman of the Vietnamese Student Association in the Czech Republic Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh was assigned to be in charge of legal support and information.
As of March 6, the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic has raised an amount of 530,000 kurons ( EUR 20,000) and will be transferred to the Vietnamese Association in Poland and Romania EUR 10,000 each to buy necessities.
Members of the Association of Vietnamese in Poland, the Association of Vietnamese Students in Poland had made several trips to transport relief goods for refugees and forces on duty at the border gate.
Priority goods are mainly instant food, bottled water, confectionery, coffee, diapers for children, warm socks for forces on long-term missions at the border.
Vietnamese youth and international students in Poland help staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Poland assist the Bamboo Airways' rescue flight QH 9066 for 300 Vietnamese in Ukraine returning home from Poland. The passengers including 48 elderly people, 18 children under 2 years old, 2 pregnant women and many people with bad health conditions.
Lifting the spirit of support
|Members of the Association of Vietnamese in Poland, the Association of Vietnamese Students in Poland had made several trips to transport relief goods for refugees and forces on duty at the border gate. Photo: Thanh Nien Online|
In Hungary, in the first 10 days of March, the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary made citizen protection a key task with the spirit of 24/7 combat duty, with the active participation of the Vietnamese Student Association in Hungary.
The Vietnamese Student Association in Hungary and Vietnamese volunteers in Budapest took turns on duty from morning until late at night at 2 stations to pick up Vietnamese taking the train from the Ukraine border to Budapest. Here, they not only provided food, drinking water but also encouraged people to keep the spirit up.
Vietnamese youth and international students in Hungary along with the Vietnamese Embassy in the city of Nyíregyháza, 65 km from the Ukraine-Hungary border supported Vietnamese people entering Hungary, and other humanitarian aid.
As of the morning of March 9 (Budapest time), the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary, the Vietnamese Student Association in Hungary, in collaboration with other Vietnamese associations welcomed 560 Vietnamese evacuated from war zones. in Ukraine, of which 340 people are supported with accommodation and meals; 220 people are supported with food, buy tickets at the train station.
|Young people in Hungary welcome and support overseas Vietnamese to evacuate from war zones, holding Vietnamese flag at the central station in Budapest Photo: Thanh Nien Online|
The volunteers clearly showed the spirit of support and solidarity of the Vietnamese people in difficult times and leaves a strong impression on international friends in the host countries.
More, the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia coordinated with the Vietnamese Association, and Business Association, yhe compatriots' councils, and the Youth Union Committee in Russia welcomed 23 Vietnamese people. However, this number is expected to continue to increase in the near future, in the context that the conflict situation has not shown any signs of cooling down.
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