National fund calls for donations for children affected by COVID-19

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) is calling on local and foreign donors to provide different forms of aid to children affected by the ongoing COVID-19 resurgence in Vietnam.

The fund’s Goodwill Ambassador, actor Xuan Bac, will join the fundraising campaign, which will run from June 1 to July 31, it said. Donations can be made in the form of cash, non-cash items, or services.

According to the NFVC, the growing complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous pressure on economic development and social welfare in Vietnam. It had had a direct impact on close to 7,000 children in 26 cities and provinces nationwide as of June 8. The number of children infected or placed in quarantine is likely to continue to rise.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Department of Child Affairs has forecast that the number of affected children will surge to around 42,000 by the end of the year.

Donations can be sent to the NFVC’s headquarters at 35 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi (Hotline: 84 929 999 999), or transferred to the following bank account:

- Account: Quy Bao tro tre em Viet Nam (National Fund for Vietnamese Children)

- Account No.: 001.0.00.0000355

- Bank: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

Information on donations will be updated weekly on the fund’s official website at www.nfvc.org.vn.

On May 29, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, who also serves as NFVC vice chairman, announced that the fund will fully cover the food costs of children with COVID-19 and those having had close contact with COVID-19 patients and now under mandatory quarantine at concentrated sites, from April 27 to December 31, in response to Children’s Action Month 2021.

The fund also contributed an additional 1 billion VND (43,600 USD) each to Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Dien Bien to help the northern provinces fight the pandemic./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency