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Hanoi (VNA) – Over 1 million people received help
during the Humanitarian Month (May 1-31) at a total value of more than 440
billion VND (19.1 million USD), reported the Central Committee of the Vietnam
Red Cross Society (VRCS).
The month, themed “For a safe community”, was the first of
its kind launched by the VRCS Central Committee as directed by the Party
Central Committee’s Secretariat.
Accordingly, all municipal and provincial VRCS chapters
embarked on activities to the welcome of the public, including offering free health
care and holding nearly 3,000 sessions to raise public awareness of COVID-19
prevention and control measures.
They also distributed over 4.3 million masks, some 61,500
soap bars and hand sanitizer bottles, nearly 18,500 protective suits, along
with large amount of daily necessities as well as cash to those in need.
A wide range of support models such as on-the-spot and
mobile markets were launched in pandemic hotspots, together with other
activities such as distribution of gifts, free meals for patients in need, and
home repair for poor households.
During the month, the VRCS built 1,589 houses for the poor,
organised 175 humanitarian fairs, offered over 30,300 free vouchers, free
check-ups and medicines to more than 127,100 people, and collected over 76,600
units of blood./.