National fund supports COVID-19-hit children

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has provided 7.78 billion VND (342,572 USD) to children orphaned by COVID-19 and offered the aid of over 7 billion VND (308,263 USD) in cash and kind to 12,800 others affected by the pandemic.
National fund supports COVID-19-hit children
Illustrative image. (Photo: Dan tri)

Statistics showed that COVID-19 has turned 2,352 children into orphans, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City (1,584) and southern localities such as Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, and An Giang.

In the time to come, the fund will continue to coordinate with the Departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in cities and provinces nationwide to assist orphans, with 5 million VND to be given to each child who has lost mother or father, and 20 million VND to each orphan losing both parents.

As scheduled, by the end of this December, 2,500 children orphaned by the pandemic will receive support from the fund with a total amount of over 14 billion VND to help them overcome current difficulties.

Meanwhile, the fund will also call for the engagement of organisations and individuals in supporting children hit by COVID-19.

Donors can make donations at the National Fund for Vietnamese Children’s headquarters at 35 Tran Phu street, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi, or via the fund's bank account No. at Vietcombank.

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(Source: VNA)