Members of the hospitals and local people in a joint photo

The charity event was part of the two hospitals’ handover activities, which aimed to convey a message that the next Vietnamese medical staff will continue charity and humanitarian activities launched by their colleagues to support local people. 

During the event, the two hospitals conducted the handover of equipment and shared experience in carrying out charity events and other activities to popularize the image of Vietnam, its culture, and people to international friends and people of the host country.

The handover activities have affirmed the Vietnamese “blue beret” officers’ aspiration to maintain activities to support local people and continue peacekeeping mission to bring a better life to people in South Sudan.

Activities aim to encourage local people to overcome difficulties. 

Over the past time, activities conducted by Vietnamese level-2 field hospitals have been acknowledged and highly appreciated by UNMISS’s leaders, international colleagues, and local people, contributing to promoting the Vietnamese people’s spirit of helping others.

At the event, representatives of the two hospitals presented 50 bottles of hand sanitizer and 100 liters of orange juice to 50 households in the site. Apart from gifts, the units’ personnel provided local people with methods to protect themselves from diseases, especially during the rainy season.

The Vietnamese “blue berets” also took and printed photos of refugee families on the PoC site and gave them as gifts. In the difficult situation, the Vietnamese officers’ deeds touched local people’s heart and brought happiness to the miserable people.

Vietnamese medical staff leave good impression on local people. 

Over the past time, U.N. agencies in Bentiu have exerted utmost efforts to provide shelter and food for refugees in PoC sites, but their supports have only met part of the refugees’ needs.

In a bid to contribute to the U.N.’s efforts in bringing happiness to those in need, the Vietnamese peacekeepers have over the past time conducted various charity activities with a focus on education for children, healthcare, and provision of farming techniques for locals.   

Reported by Tien Phuc – Mai Lien (From Bentiu, South Sudan)

Translated by Tran Hoai