Mobilize resources – leverage helps humanitarian activity go in depth

31/10/2023 - 05:10

For effective humanitarian activities, VNRC has actively mobilized agencies, organizations, enterprises, benefactors and people from all walks of life to participate in humanitarian activities.

Resource mobilization based on the majority: In this way, in the years from 2013-2018 until now, the VNRC and many provinces and cities have brought into full play the internal strength of the organization system through the mobilization of members. The organization aims to create funds for the construction of humanitarian projects at the national and provincial level (typically the construction of the Red Cross Nursing and First Aid Center in Sam Son – Thanh Hoa province. The charity work to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the organization includes the building of 70 Red Cross houses, 70 cows and 70 water tanks for poor people in Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province. total value of over 4 billion VND).

Collaboration with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 to send messages to support mountainous people in northern regions to overcome the consequences of disaster in 2018.

The organization has coordinated with the Ministry of Information and Communications, the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 to mobilize funds, implemented 48 messaging programs (from 2010 to present) with the total cost is 89.6 billion VND, contributing practical help to the vulnerable.

Mobilizing funds through the signing and implementation of joint programs and resolutions jointly with agencies, organizations, enterprises and donors in humanitarian activities: In the period of 2013-2018, Vietnam Red Cross has signed a program of cooperation in the humanitarian field with more than 30 agencies and organizations contributing to advocacy, mobilizing resources, raising the status of the organization and effectively supporting people in difficult circumstances.

The signing ceremony between the Vietnam Red Cross and FrieslandCampina Vietnam.

Through a co-ordinated program, several organizations, such as the State Bank of Viet Nam, the Viettel Group, Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, Coca-Cola Vietnam, Friestland Campina Company … has supported significant resources for humanitarian activities.

Through a coordinated program, a number of media organizations, such as Vietnam Television, Voice of Vietnam, Nhan Dan Newspaper, Vietnam Communist Party Online Newspaper, VTC Digital Television Latsta Media JSC has actively mobilized resources and directly received resources for humanitarian activities. Other newspapers, such as Tuoi Tre Newspaper, Thanh Nien Newspaper, Lao Dong Newspaper, Tien Phong Newspaper … also sponsored the information resource and participated in mobilizing resources in a number of large humanitarian campaigns.

Continuing to maintain and develop the model of the Sponsoring Committee or the Council for Red Cross Sponsorship: The Red Cross Sponsorship Council set up by VNRC since 2009, re-organized in 2017; contributed to humanitarian activities organized by the Vietnam Red Cross with a total value of 46.6 billion VND.

The Red Cross sponsorship council launched in 2017

At the launch in 2017, members of the Council and businesses committed to support humanitarian activities totaling 16 billion 850 million VND. In the localities, the provinces and cities Red Cross Chapters actively mobilize enterprises, donors and community-based charities to participate in the Red Cross sponsorship council to support specific humanitarian addresses, creating additional resources for humanitarian activities.

In addition, VNRC also organizes fund raising events (HQs, Red Cross Chapters of of Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Binh Duong, Thanh Hoa, Ha Nam, Ba Ria-Vung Tau). ..), marathons for victims of Agent Orange (Ho Chi Minh City), organizing messages to support the target groups or areas, specific events …

Mobilizing overseas resources: mainly from some central provinces and some provinces and cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Thua Thien-Hue, some southern central provinces, Mekong delta, eastern South Vietnam) …).

In the period 2013-2018, VNRC has received and implemented an average of 15 projects/ year sponsored by international partners with total disbursement budget as of June 2018 was over: 510 billion 329 billion VND(accounted for 64.42%) in the areas of disaster preparedness, disaster response, emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change; over VND 38 billion (11.5%) for capacity building, fund raising, image dissemination and humanitarian value; over VND 80 billion (15.74%) for health care, clean water and environmental sanitation.

Application of information technology in mobilizing resources: In recent years, Vietnam Red Cross has started to apply information technology and social networking in humanitarian activities in general, in mobilizing resources in particular, deployed software on maps (eg. Free Software on Geographical Information Systems – QGIS, Open Street Map Software – OSM).

VNRC in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation, Viking Technology Corporation held a workshop to summarize the project Strengthening the application of information technology in disaster risk management in Vietnam, advanced training for Disaster Response Teams.

In 2018, with the support from Microsoft Vietnam Company, VNRC has built software for assessing damages and needs after natural disasters and disasters (first to be deployed in Vietnam) to facilitate need and damage assessment and management of disaster response teams.

The American Red Cross is supporting the Vietnam Red Cross in developing Navision management software for human resource management, volunteer management and humanitarian address banking.

Theo M.T (

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa

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