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Capital: Hanoi

Language: Vietnamese

Population: 93 Million

Plan International works to help marginalized children across Vietnam, especially those from ethnic minorities in the mountainous regions. Our main priorities are to reduce the malnutrition rate, improve health care and provide quality education to children in 17 provinces from the north to the central highland.

We are working with at least 120,000 children in 180 communities to identify and implement projects to ensure that children’s rights are fully realized. Plan International has been building good relationships with government bodies since 1993 and has become one of the largest non-governmental organizations working in Vietnam.

To date more than 40,000 children in Vietnam have been sponsored through Plan, helping improve their lives, along with their communities. 2,766 youths aged 17 to 25 have been provided with free vocational training from which 87% have secured full-time employment and a brighter future.

Children washing their hands in a basin
A woman pours tea for her family
Group of happy students waving graduation certificates

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Economic security
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important in Vietnam

  • Many children under the age of 5 die from preventable or treatable diseases – malnutrition contributes to a third of these deaths.
  • Less than 1 in 5 children go to secondary school.
  • 1.5 million people are living with HIV, including 190,000 children

How your support is helping Vietnam:

  • In the poorest regions, nearly 1/3 of children are not enrolled at primary school
  • Almost 25% of children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition
  • The area is vulnerable to disasters and many poor communities are not well prepared to cope

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 17% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 24 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 76 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

Common phrases in Vietnamese

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How are you? khỏe không?
Thank you cảm ơn
Goodbye tạm biệt
Happy Birthday chúc mừng sinh nhật

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