Members of the Việt Nam Red Cross take part in a contest on the NGO’s humanitarian activities at an event to celebrate the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in HCM City May 5. Photo Thu HằngViet Nam News HCM CITY— Nearly 800 HCM City officials and members and volunteers of the Việt Nam Red Cross Society took part in the annual celebration of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement held on May 5. On May 8 celebrations are held around the world to commemorate the birthday of the NGO’s founder, Henry Dunant. The theme of this year is the dedication, bravery and achievements of all volunteers and staff, whose life-saving and life-changing services ensure that we keep our commitment to humanity, Gianni Volpin, the International Committee of the Red Cross’s representative in Việt Nam, said. Every year millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff around the world are able to reach more than … [Read more...] about Việt Nam celebrates Int’l Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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(VOVworld) – The 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has taken place in Geneva on December 8-10 to discuss humanitarian issues. Vietnam is among more than 190 state parties to the 1949 Geneva Convention, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the World Trade Organization and other international organizations in Geneva, said at the plenary session that while dealing with terrorism, migration, and climate change, countries should engage in regular dialogues and abide by international humanitarian law as well as and the Geneva Convention. Mr. Thanh said international conferences should encourage voluntary consensus and non-political attitudes in implementing international humanitarian law rather than adjusting or setting new regulations. Vietnam supports measures to improve awareness and combat sexual and gender violations in line with the UN … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends 32nd Int’l conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent
RoK limits Vietnam guest workers again Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Doan Mau Diep on March 18 announced the Republic of Korea (RoK) has once again placed a 3,500 cap on the number of guest workers for the year. Over the past three years, the RoK has only agreed to accept 3,000-3,500 workers annually, said Diep, as a result of the failure of workers to comply with the labour laws and return to Vietnam on schedule. "Around 32% of guest workers quit their jobs in violation of their contracts or illegally overstay their work visas," Diep said, which has resulted in the RoK drastically curtailing the number of workers given visas each year. Diep said several years ago, the RoK was admitting 10,000-12,000 workers on average annually into the country on the guest worker program. "We expect that workers will this year obey the laws so that we can resume a regular labour cooperation agreement with the country," said Diep. Tien Giang hailed for coping with … [Read more...] about Social News 21/3
That so few men made it to this refuge shows how dimly aware they were of the threat posed by Typhoon Haiyan, which crashed into the central Philippines on Friday with some of the strongest winds ever recorded. Many men stayed at their homes to guard against looters. Poorly enforced evacuations compounded the problem. And the bodies illustrate another, more troubling truth: the evacuation center itself became a death trap, as many of those huddling in the basement perished in a tsunami-like swirl of water. Those with the foresight to evacuate flimsy homes along the coast gathered in concrete structures not strong enough to withstand the six-meter (20-ft) storm surges that swept through Tacloban, capital of the worst-hit Leyte province. The aid, when it came, was slow. Foreign aid agencies said relief resources were stretched thin after a big earthquake in central Bohol province last month and displacement caused by fighting with rebels in the country's south, complicating … [Read more...] about Monster typhoon exposes an ill-prepared Philippines Dead bodies clog the basement of the Tacloban City Convention Centre. The dazed evacuees in its sports hall are mostly women and children. The men are missing.
600 logs of rare timber seized Krong Trai forest rangers have seized nearly 600 logs of giang huong (pterocarpus pedatus pierre) timber, illegally stored at a local house in central Phu Yen Province. Nguyen Tien Dat, 41, had been storing the timber and failed to show legal documents to prove the stockpile's origin. It is the largest amount of timber found to be illegally stored at a local house in the province so far. The case is currently under investigation. Giang huong (Pterocarpus pedatus Pierre) is precious 2A timber. Special permission is required from authorised agencies to transport or trade the material. VN Railway Station offers 20% discount on ticket price of SE19, SE20 Vietnam Railway Station is offering a discount of 20 percent on ticket prices for passengers who travel to Quang Binh to attend in General Vo Nguyen Giap's funeral from 11 to 14 October. The program is applicable for SE19 and SE20 trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi Station in Quang Binh Province and return … [Read more...] about Australia doctor awarded for environment works in VN