Foreign Ministry details US$500,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Vietnam's US$ 500,000 in humanitarian aid for Ukraine will be transferred through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Vietnam Red Cross Society.
The country backs humanitarian activities by countries, the United Nations and international partners to assist people affected by the Ukraine conflict, Vice Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet said at the ministry’s routine press conference on May 12.
In response to the UN appeal, Vietnam decided to donate US$ 500,000, including US$100,000 to the CERF, US$100,000 to the WHO, another US$100,000 the UNICEF, and US$200,000 to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society via the Vietnam Red Cross Society to help deliver humanitarian aid and assistance for people impacted by the Ukraine conflict.
Vietnam shares the international community’s deep concern over the humanitarian situation caused by recent developments in Ukraine.
The nation perceives that it is imperative to immediately end the use of force, ensure security and safety for civilians, protect essential infrastructure, respect and comply with international humanitarian law, and create conditions for humanitarian access and the evacuation of foreign communities, including Vietnamese people, in Ukraine, the official added.