VND800 billion spent supporting natural disaster and COVID-19 response

VRC staff present gifts to flood victims in Nghe An Province. (Photo: LDO)

The figures were announced during an online meeting on prevention and response to disasters in 2021 of this organization, held on April 27.

According to the VRC, in 2020, natural disasters occurred on a large scale with many types, especially rain and flood in the central region, causing serious damage. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in many localities in the country, seriously affecting all aspects of people's lives.

Dealing with the situation, the VRC Central Committee directed the whole system to promptly and effectively deploy supportive activities; mobilizing domestic and international support resources, applying information technology in natural disaster and disaster prevention and response, and effectively carrying out external communication activities among Vietnamese people and international partners by sharing Vietnam’s and VRC’s experiences and good models in dealing with natural disasters and COVID-19.

In order to promptly support people in central Vietnam affected by floods in the emergency and recovery period, the VRC called for and mobilized organizations, businesses and individuals to donate money and goods. It also issued an international appeal to support the central provinces of Vietnam that were damaged by natural disasters with the areas of intervention in housing, livelihoods, clean water, sanitation and health care, collecting VND 358 billion in cash and goods.

Amid the complex development of COVID-19, the VRC promoted the communication on disease prevention, provided equipment such as masks, personal protective clothes, prevention, antiseptic solution to people, frontline anti-pandemic forces and people in some countries affected by COVID-19 the pandemic, using the total value of VND434 billion.

Nearly 500 humanitarian fairs were held across provinces and cities nationwide to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing more than 120,000 free vouchers./.


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