Hanoi Red Cross, group help 1,000 needy hinh anh 1Local people receive aid packages (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Red Cross and the Phu Thai Group on April 25 started a two-day programme to help the local needy who are further suffering from the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Their 1,000 relief aid packages include daily necessities, and their move is in response to the month for humanitarian activities this year.

Chairman of the Hanoi Red Cross Dao Ngoc Trieu said the activities of the month will focus on the care for community health, especially the disadvantaged who are struggling in the context of the pandemic. The official added that his organisation is striving to help from 5,000-7,000 needy in the month.

The same day, similar activities were conducted in other localities of Hanoi.

Since the beginning of February, Hanoi Red Cross organisations have provided over 930,000 face masks, nearly 55,000 bottles of sanitiser and soap, 404 million VND (17,250 USD) and nearly 400 tonnes of rice, among others, to the needy. They have attracted the participation of many companies and donors to the humanitarian work./.