|Việt Nam Red Cross members and volunteers participate in a humanitarian programme in Hà Nội.— VNS Photo Thanh Hải|
HÀ NỘI — The fifth National Red Cross Member Camp will see 180 members and volunteers honoured for their contributions to humanitarian activities.
The event in Cần Thơ City next week recognises the individuals for their work from 2013-18.
Themed ‘Red Cross members and youths-Act for community’, the event is organised by the Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with the Việt Nam Youth Union and the Ministry of Education and Training from August 2 to 4.
The event will be attended by more than 500 participants, including visiting delegations from the national Red Cross societies of China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.
“The camp aims to honour outstanding youth and volunteers who are working in humanitarian fields nationwide and to strengthen community awareness of humanitarian values and the contribution of Red Cross members and volunteers,” said the VNRC Vice President Trần Thị Hồng An at a press conference on Wednesday.
An said the VNRC will introduce a national network of ‘red volunteers’ at the event.
"With an initial 50 members, ‘red volunteers’ will be trained in first aid, humanitarian support skills during disaster and emergency situations. Working as a quick response team, they will join in first aid and rescue teams during emergencies," said An.
As part of the camp, participants will also attend two workshops on Red Cross members and volunteers in response to climate change and hygiene and safe water activities.
The VNRC on Tuesday released an emergency appeal nationwide to help storm and flood victims in the north and north central provinces during the past two months. — VNS