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Ten agencies to join Red Cross programme

Update: October, 15/2013 - 09:20
State President and honorary President of the VNRC Truong Tan Sang called on ministries, sectors to get involved in providing more sources for Red Cross humanitarian programmes.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Ten ministries, organisations and media agencies will work together with the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in a joint humanitarian programme over the next five years.

An agreement to this effect was signed yesterday in Ha Noi.

The groups involved are the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Committee for Ethnic Minorities, the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha, the Viet Nam News Agency, the People Newspaper, the Party online newspaper, the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Viet Nam Union of Co-operatives and the National Traffic Safety Committee.

They will work together to mobilise sources for humanitarian activities and to help people facing difficulties.

They will also mobilise their staff to get involved in Red Cross programmes such as the Tet Festival for the Poor and Agent Orange victims - and the Cow Bank programmes.

State President and honorary President of the VNRC Truong Tan Sang called on ministries, sectors to get involved in providing more sources for Red Cross humanitarian programmes.

"The Party and Government have paid a lot of attention to people's social security, material and spiritual lives, especially those living in mountainous, remote and island areas," said Sang.

Sang also urged the Red Cross to focus its humanitarian activities on supporting those affected by the tropical Storm Wutip in the central region.

VNRC General Secretary Doan Van Thai launched a campaign to provide gifts for one million deserving families for Tet.

At yesterday's event, the Red Cross received more than VND24billion (US$1.14million) from organisations and agencies to help victims of Storm Wutip.

Previously, nine other agencies and businesses raised more than VND20billion ($950,000) to help the Red Cross provide 3,790 cows to poor households. — VNS

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