Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam appreciates the humanitarian activities conducted by Vietnam Red Cross Society. The Vietnam Red Cross has been successful in humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy, which make the National Society be able to support millions of poor and disabled people to have a warm and happy new year.
In the afternoon of 28th February 2018, the Delegation of American Red Cross (ARC) Headquarters led by Mr Jono Anzalone, Vice President in charge of international services, visited the regional warehouse of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), which was contructed from the VNRC’s investment ofits own. on behalf of the Vietnam Red Cross, Vice President Tran Thi Hong An, , welcomed and made introduction to ARC ‘s Delegation.
A meeting with National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) technical team leaders was convened by the Vietnam Red Cross Vice President Tran Quoc Hung, head of the NDRT team, on September 14 afternoon to discuss the action plan in coping with the Typhoon Doksuri which is forcasted to make landfall in central region of Vietnam on the afternoon of September 15, 2017.
Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters has decided to provide initial support for mountainous provinces in the Northern of Vietnam, including Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, in order to help affected families to overcome the consequences of land erosion and fllash floods, as the result of the torrential and prolonged rains recently. 17 families losing their family member or having houses collapsed or swept away will receive VND 3 million each case.
I/ The situation
Affected by the low tropical pressure and the the North-West moonsoon, from 19:00pm of October 12 till 19:00pm of October 15, 2016 torential rain has occured in central provinces of Vietnam, from Nghe An to Thua Thien Hue. The average rainfall was reported at 100-200mm in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri on October 13 and 14th and around 200-500mm in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh on October 14th and 15th. Nghe An province has the highest rainfall on October 15, from 100 – 250 mm on the average.
March 9th, 2016, the VNRC NHQs and the National Steering Committee on the Natural Disaster Prevention and Control issued the letter No. 01/BCĐTWPCTT-TƯHCTĐ on the Cooperation Agreement and the Campaign to response on the drought and saline intrusion.
March 18th, 2016, VNRC President official launched the in-country Appeal No. 47/LKG-TƯHCTĐ sending to all related provincial chapters, Red Cross staff, members, youth and volunteers.
During 28 to 31 March 2016, the delegations of Vietnam Red Cross’s leaders had visited to provinces of Gia Lai, Ben Tre and Ninh in order to distribute the emergency relief items to the people affected by the drought and salt-water intrusion. In each province, the delegation had provided the relief to 1,000 poor households; each household received 02 water-bottles, 20 litres per a bottle, 02 water-can, 20 litres per a can and 100 Aquatabs water-purification tablets. In Ben Tre province, Ass. Prof. Dr.
This document is a report based on an independent evaluation of the Climate Smart Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction project in Vietnam. The evaluation and report was commissioned by the Australian Red Cross, and supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
On 16 March 2015, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, together with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Centre (DMC), organized the workshop to provide inputs for the regulatory guide (circular) on the implementation of the national community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) and community awareness raising project (project 1002).
September 8th 2014, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
The Viet Nam Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the German Red Cross, and the Spanish Red Cross, have launched a 17-month project from August 2014 to December 2015 aimed at reducing the number of casualties and losses during natural disasters in Viet Nam.
On October 03, 2013, the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) Headquarters decided to release VND 5 billion (approx. USD 240,000) from its emergency response fund to support the essential needs of the affected population in 6 provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, adding up to the previous in-kind support of 1,200 household kits and 1,845,000 water filtration tablets (Aquatabs).
Confronting the damages caused by the typhoon Wutip (typhoon no.10), in the morning of October 2, 2013 the Standing Board of the Vietnam Red Cross National Headquarters hold an emergency meeting to discuss on the continuation of the Society’s emergency response in the affected provinces in the central coast of Vietnam.
HA NOI (VNS)— About 3,000 residents affected by floods in 2011 in Cuu Long Delta provinces An Giang and Dong Thap, were provided with new houses and water and sanitation facilities by a 12-month project funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department.
The US$1.33million project which started in August last year, helped provide 200 houses, 2,000 water filters and 1,000 stainless steel tanks to households.
Dealing with the complicated developments of the storm Son-Tinh,from October 26 – 29, 2012, the Vietnam Red Cross National Headquarters sent facsimile mails to the provincial and municipal chapters in the affected area urging them to be on duty 24/24 hours, actively participate in the evacuation efforts and support the community in strengthening houses, protecting boats; prepare fund, relief items and human resource (volunteer teams) to be deployed as soon as there is any serious impact caused by the storm.
With the quick response to serious consequences of recent flooding situation in the Central provinces of Vietnam, Vietnam Red Cross sent a disaster responding team to Thanh Hoa and Nghe An to survey the damages and provide relief services in several communes on 8thand 9th of September 2012 : Luong Son (Thuong Xuan district), Quang Phu (Tho Xuan district) of Thanh Hoa province and Long Thanh commune ( Yen Thanh district) of Nghe An province.
By Deepinder Janeja in Hanoi
As cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continue to rise to record levels this year in Viet Nam, the Red Cross is gearing up for a widespread public education campaign on how to prevent the disease through better hygiene. However, early assessments indicate the campaign’s messages need to be very specific, taking into account local perceptions and practices.
By Sue Nelson in Bangkok
In the wake of the ongoing Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) health crisis in Vietnam, the Red Cross has mobilized hundreds of volunteers to conduct a massive public information campaign targeting carers of children under five.
New cases of the contagious viral illness among pre-schoolers have jumped significantly in the country over the last 12 months resulting in 166 deaths last year and 11 this year. Deaths have been attributed to a more virulent strain of the virus, known as EV71.
From June 30th to July 1st, team of Vietnam Red Cross and Nghe An Red Cross visited, encouraged and distributed relief items to people who live in Ky Son District and Tuong Duong District in order to support people there to overcome the consequences caused by the storm No. 2.
Ref No: 98 /BC-TUHCTĐ Hanoi, June 21st, 2011
(mobilization period: March 16th to June 15 th , 2011)
In October 6, 2010, VNRC launches the national appeal to support affected people in Quangbinh, Hatinh, Quangtri, Thuathienhue and Nghean. 02 teams are sent to Quangbinh and Hatinh to assess damages and needs for relief. VNRC HQ has made decision to give additional assistance to Quangbinh and Hatinh, each province will receive 1,000 family kits (consisting of blankets, cooking utensils and other essentials), 50 plastic sheets, and 150 million dong in cash.