Poor, AO victims receive Tet gifts from Vietnam Red Cross Society hinh anh 1At the hand-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) has allocated nearly 10 billion VND (over 441,000 USD) to cities and provinces to support the poor and victims of  Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

Members of the committee have also joined delegations of Party and State leaders, and organised trips to present Tet gifts to needy people, the VRC said on January 20.

The “Tet for the poor and AO victims” was launched by the VRC in 1993. Since then, its chapters at all levels have granted over 28.9 million gifts to poor households, families of AO victims, those affected by natural disasters and epidemics, and disadvantaged people, with total funding amounting to nearly 10 trillion VND.

This year, the VRC plans to present at least 1.8 million gifts to the groups, including households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 80 percent of the gifts valued from 500,000 VND each./.