A workshop was held in Hanoi on October 21 to discuss international experience in social security for the vulnerable affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International WeLoveU Foundation.
Speaking at the event, head of the MoLISA’s Department of International Cooperation Nguyen Manh Cuong said though two COVID-19 outbreaks in March and August were under control, their impact on local lives, especially workers, the elderly, the poor and vulnerable, are not small.
The Vietnamese Government issued Resolution No.42/NQ-CP on measures to support those hit by the pandemic and Decision No.15/QD-TTg on the implementation of support policy for them, including the unprecedented social welfare package worth over VND62 trillion (US$2.69 million) benefiting about 20 million people.
Chairwoman of the foundation Zahng Gil Jah wished that both sides will make further dedication and contributions to a better life of humans.
Following the workshop, the MoLISA and the foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2020-2023 period via a video conference to reach poverty reduction and fair education goals, under which the two sides will improve housing environment and offer support to those with meritorious service to the nation, the elderly and heroic Vietnamese mothers.
They will also offer livelihood and infrastructure support as well as enhance education quality for disadvantaged and vulnerable families. The foundation will also launch blood donation and environment protection campaigns.
As a non-governmental organisation approved for association with the United Nations, WeLoveU Foundation partners with the UN and countries to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals and social goals of the world.
It has been working in various areas such as emergency relief, blood donation, clean water and sanitation, health and well-being.