Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) Society has preserved VNĐ102 billion (US$4.53 million), including money and goods, to prepare for the 2018 natural disaster prevention season.
Syrian air defence shot down missiles over the central province of Homs, the state news agency said on Tuesday with the strikes reportedly targeting regime air bases.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) offered 10,000 tonnes of rice in humanitarian aid to typhoon-hit residents in Việt Nam’s central provinces, said deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Vũ Xuân Thành.
After two weeks of negotiations, Russia on Thursday told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, dimming hopes of international action to halt the carnage in Eastern Ghouta.
The UN Security Council is expected to vote, probably today, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations, diplomats said.
Minister of National Defence General Ngô Xuân Lịch held talks with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, following a welcoming ceremony for the latter in Hà Nội yesterday.
A Belarusian aircraft with humanitarian cargo weighing a total of 42 tonnes landed at Cam Ranh Airport in Khánh Hòa Province on Sunday.
Việt Nam and China agreed to boost co-operation in humanitarian activities, especially in international humanitarian aid, cooperation between Mekong basin countries and human resource development.
Việt Nam is optimistic about bilateral relations between Việt Nam and the US in 2018, said Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngọc at a seminar on Wednesday.
A nine month shortage of Glivec cancer medicine produced by the Novartis Pharma Service – AG Company (Switzerland) has eased worries for hundreds of patients following a Government move to allow hospitals to stock the pharmaceutical product using old import dossiers.