Da Nang acts during humanitarian month hinh anh 1Da Nang's Red Cross Society presents 58 scholarships worth 128.5 USD each to needy children (Photo: https://www.tienphong.vn/)

Da Nang (VNA) - The central city of Da Nang is carrying out a number of activities in response to humanitarian month, which runs until the end of May.

The city’s Red Cross Society presented 58 scholarships worth 3 million VND (128.5 USD) each to needy children on May 8.

The programme has been carried out since 2006 with sponsorship from the Swedish organisation Children Above All - Adoptions.

On the same day the Red Cross coordinated with a young entrepreneurs club to start building a house for Nguyen Van Duc - a poor disabled local man in Nam Yen hamlet, Hoa Bac commune. The house is expected to be completed in July this year.

Vice President of the society Thai Thi Ha said such activities are all part of activities during humanitarian month.

The society aims to support 2,000 needy people in the time to come while presenting 80 scholarships worth 300 million VND to poor students, calling for blood donations, and offering free medical check-ups to 200 underprivileged people.

It will also continue organising COVID-19 prevention activities./.