Update: 21:20 | 18/02/2023
In response to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and under the consent of the Prime Minister, the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross Society has called for all committees, ministries, branches, organisations, agencies, units, enterprises, individuals, benefactors, people of all classes, and all officers, members and volunteers of Red Cross Societies at all levels to give donations to people in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey’s south-eastern region and northeast Syria on February 6, resulting in the death of more than 45,000 people (as of February 17).
A woman stands in front of a ruined building after an earthquake in Gaziantep, Turkey.
The number of casualties is expected to continue to increase in the near future.
It was one of the strongest earthquake disasters to hit the region in nearly a century, destroying thousands of houses and causing catastrophic damage.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been making efforts to assist those affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. However, due to the large scale of the disaster, support from the international and domestic community is still needed.
The Vietnamese Government also has sent two special teams to carry out rescue work in the earthquake-hit area.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society has called for donations to help people in Turkey and Syria overcome the consequences of the earthquake disaster.
All donations should be sent to the following addresses:
The Vietnam Red Cross Society at No.82 Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi; Phone: 024.38263703; 024.38224030 (ext. 601, 603, 605); Fax: 024.39424285; Mobile phone: 0912.544.050. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Luong Thi Hong Thuy, Member of the Standing Committee, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Development).
The Southern Representative Office - Vietnam Red Cross Society at No. 201 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City; Phone: 0283.8391271; Fax: 0283 8322298; Mobile phone: 0913.847.027. Email: email@example.com (Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Head of the Southern Representative Office).
Vietnamese bank account: Trung uong Hoi Chu thap Do Viet Nam - 124 02 02 005 348 (VND); 124 02 02 018198 (USD); 124 02 02 006862 (EUR).
English bank account: Vietnam Red Cross - 124 02 02 005 348 (VND); 124 02 02 018198 (USD); 124 02 02 006862 (EUR).
The bank accounts were opened at the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hoang Mai Branch, No. 813 Giai Phong Street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
Donations can also be transferred through the “Thien Nguyen” (Charity) app, account number 2022 and name Hoi Chu thap do Viet Nam (Vietnam Red Cross). The donors should type the syntax: TNK – XR.
The voluntary donations for people in Turkey and Syria should be sent before May 31.