The program “Together for Humanity”

31/10/2023 - 05:10

The Month of Humanitarian Actions launched by the Vietnam Red Cross Society  (VNRC) will take place from May 1 to May 31 under the theme: “Humanity – from awareness to action”. o­n April 28, 2018, at Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, the Red Cross organized the event “Together for Humanity” which attracted the participants of thousands of members and volunteers.

VNRC has decided to choose May to be the Month of Humanitarian Actions which will be conducted annually because May is the month of the World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day and also the month of birth of the National Society’s founder and its first Honorary President – Ho Chi Minh.

At the event “Together for Humanity”, Hanoi Red Cross Chapter and other organizations and individuals donated money to support the construction of two houses, 3 breeding cows to poor households; provided medical treatment for a poor child and donated bicycles to 20 students who have overcome difficulties to get good study result (total value of 180 million VND). Hanoi Red Cross Chapter received nearly VND 2 billion from businesses, individuals and Red Cross branches in the city. Through Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters, the Vietnam National Football League and the National Football Team U23 supported 700 million VND to help Orange Agent victims and children suffering from serious diseases.

Marching to call for actions in the Month of Humanitarian Actions

Many humanitarian activities were conducted o­n the same day such as voluntary blood donation event “Giot hong Thang Long” which expected to receive about 400 blood units; street photo exhibition “Power of Humanity” to introduce to the public  typical images of humanitarian and charitable activities of Vietnam Red Cross in general and the Hanoi Red Cross Chapter in particular; the knowledge contest o­n the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the humanitarian values ​​and the  Red Cross Emblem; the march around the Hoan Kiem Lake to call for actions in the “Month of Humanitarian actions”. 20 booths were set up  as places for the exchange of information and activities.

The SMS campaign “Together for the Islands” was launched o­n this occasion, appealing for the support of people throughout the country in order to provide poor fishermen with financial resources and production tools to develop livelihoods; communication equipments for fishing boats to have access to early warning messages; first aid medicine cabinets; free medical examination and treatment and first aid skills training for fishermen.

Lan Anh

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