At the ceremony (Source: baohatinh.vn/)

Ha Tinh (VNA) - The 2019 Month for Humanitarian Activities has been launched in the central province of Ha Tinh.

The month focuses on activities to build houses and provide free medical check-ups and medicines, and livelihood solutions for poor people, along with blood donation.

Organizations, enterprises and entrepreneurs and agencies have so far registered to donate aid worth over 5 billion VND (215,000 USD) .  

After the launching ceremony, the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) coordinated with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ha Tinh to organise a voluntary blood donation day, attracting a large number of local youths.

As many as over 300 units of blood were collected during the day.

According to the VRC chapter in Ha Tinh, the province has 26,000 disadvantaged households, nearly 25,000 near-poor households, over 7,400 Agent Orange/dioxin victim, and thousands of disable children, blind people and those with heart-related diseases.

The month is expected to contribute to raising public awareness and encouraging kindness among the public, as well as promoting responsibility of local authorities, party committees and social organizations in the humanitarian work.-VNA