President hails Vietnam Red Cross Society’s activities

President Truong Tan Sang appreciated the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS)’s humanitarian activities in recent times during a working session in Hanoi on March 23.

He particularly several effective initiatives, such as the “cow bank” designed for poor and border districts, and others in support of disaster-hit victims. 

The leader also asked ministries and agencies to clear any arising obstacles to help VRCS fulfill its duties. 
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VRCS leaders updated him about the positive results of campaigns for the poor and Agent Orange victims, health check-ups and treatment, and humanitarian blood donation drives. 

More than VND3 trillion (US$136.3 million) was raised to benefit 17 million living in need last year. 

This year, the VRCS strives to present at least 1 million New Year gifts to poor households, offer health check-ups to 1 million people and collected 1.4 million units of blood. 

Emergency funds will also be established to cope with natural disasters, they said.
VNA

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