Help needed for Vietnamese citizens in war zones.

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    Oct 25, 2023

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Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc urges Vietnam's representatives in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Palestine to collaborate with host authorities and relevant agencies to protect Vietnamese citizens in conflict zones.


During a meeting held in Hanoi on Monday, Ngoc, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' steering committee for citizen protection work, emphasized that the utmost concern of the Vietnamese government is to prioritize the safety and well-being of its citizens residing in areas impacted by conflicts.

He emphasized the crucial and urgent need for forecasting and preparedness to effectively safeguard citizens in a timely manner.

Approximately 500 Vietnamese individuals currently reside and work in Israel, primarily in prominent urban areas. In the past, Israel used to welcome hundreds of Vietnamese trainees each year. However, this number has dwindled to approximately 180 trainees for the current year.

In the past two weeks, a devastating wave of strikes between Hamas and Israel has led to the tragic loss of numerous lives. The conflict was sparked by Hamas's assault on Oct. 7, causing a significant escalation in violence. This distressing situation has resulted in the death of thousands of individuals, with an additional 10,000 people left wounded and injured.

There is no recorded instance of a Vietnamese individual being identified as a victim.

Vietnamese citizens residing in conflict-affected areas were strongly encouraged to register their information promptly at the provided address ( in order to receive important updates and assistance pertaining to citizen protection and support during urgent cases.

If there is an emergency, it is recommended to reach out to the hotlines provided by the Vietnamese Embassy in Israel at 972 50 818 6116, 972 52 727 4248, or 972 50 994 0889. Additionally, you can contact the citizen protection hotline of the ministry’s Consular Department at 84 981 84 84 84 or 84 965 41 11 18. Alternatively, you may also send an email to [email protected].

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