National Humanitarian Month a journey of kindness

The National Humanitarian Month, which has been held every May since 2018 to respond to the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (May 8), has contributed to a strong change in the awareness of humanitarian work of Party committees, authorities, organisations, and individuals, thus creating a widespread solidarity movement in the community.
National Humanitarian Month a journey of kindness that everyone can join
National Humanitarian Month a journey of kindness: Illustrative image (Source: Getty Image)

Chairwoman of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) Bui Thi Hoa said that this year's humanitarian month is aiming for a journey of kindness which everyone can participate in, contribute to and connect with each other to help people in need, multiply kindness actions, and contribute to building a united and compassionate community.

With a target of supporting 100,000 individuals and collectives in difficult circumstances, the VRC is striving to mobilising 400 billion VND (15.7 million USD) during this year’s humanitarian month.

To respond to the National Humanitarian Month 2024, the “Trieu Buoc Chan Nhan Ai” (Millions of Steps of Kindness) campaign was held from February 25 to April 21 with the participation of nearly 100,000 people through the V-Race application.

The campaign collected 16.2 billion VND to provide free medical check-ups, treatment and medicines to over 9,400 poor people in Thai Nguyen, Son La, and Dien Bien provinces; build 10 kitchens for preschools and primary schools and assist 82 poor households in Dien Bien; provide nutritional support and learning conditions for more than 7,000 students; and donate 100 water tanks to households in difficult circumstances.

The VRC was set up by President Ho Chi Minh on November 23, 1946. Recognised as a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on November 4, 1957, it has since been actively contributing to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and coordinating to effectively implement programmes in various fields such as health care, social relief, and disaster prevention and response.

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(Source: VNA)