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Storm-hit Vietnamese village in dire need of school for ethnic kids

Ethnic children in the impoverished Quang Nam are studying in temporary classrooms made from steel frames and canvas.

From juice to jewelry, Southeast Asian social ventures lift poor out of poverty

Vietnam revised its law for businesses a few years ago to include a social enterprise article.

Limited education opportunities hinder social mobility in rural Vietnam: Oxfam

The problem is particularly dire among ethnic minority groups.
April 08, 2018 | 07:18 am GMT+7

9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

The poor faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation.
April 07, 2018 | 05:00 am GMT+7

Building collapse kills 10 in central India

Building disasters are common in Indian cities where millions are forced to live in cramped, run-down properties due to spiralling real estate prices.
April 01, 2018 | 12:24 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese sailors reported missing two weeks after ship capsizes off South Korea

11 crew members were on board when it hit rough seas, and four bodies have already been recovered.
March 21, 2018 | 07:53 am GMT+7

Economist calls for end to negative sentiment against Vietnam's super-rich

'The presence of affluent people is necessary for a society to develop.'
March 13, 2018 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese woman sold to Chinese farmer battles her way home

She had begged the family to send her back to Vietnam, but they refused because they had paid more than $13,000 for her.
March 13, 2018 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Deadly typhoon that struck Vietnam among world’s most neglected crises of 2017

70 million people were trapped in the 10 least covered disasters of 2017, from hunger in North Korea to flooding in Peru, says CARE.
January 23, 2018 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

'Billionaire bonanza' driving huge global inequality: Oxfam

3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth in 2017
January 22, 2018 | 09:35 am GMT+7

PM wants to transform Vietnam from ‘beautiful girl’ to ‘economic tiger’

The prime minister added that no one should be left behind as he envisions Vietnam as a happy and prosperous country.
January 16, 2018 | 11:44 am GMT+7

Braving the winter cold with Hanoi's night owls

Temperatures in Vietnam's capital have fallen below 10 degrees Celsius at night, but life goes on.
December 20, 2017 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says

Under Trump, poverty is criminalized and poor people are viewed as 'losers, scammers, people trying to profit from the system.'
December 18, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7

School leaders arrested for stealing 6 tons of rice from poor students in northern Vietnam

The principal and vice principal allegedly sold the rice and pocketed the money.
November 22, 2017 | 10:48 am GMT+7

The fate of Vietnamese tribal kids when education offers no way out

With zero prospects at home, many children in impoverished Ha Giang drop out of school to join the illegal workforce in China.
November 21, 2017 | 01:59 pm GMT+7
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