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A quarter of Vietnamese workers still barely getting by: survey

26 percent of Vietnamese workers are barely getting by, said a 2018 survey on workers’ salary and spending by Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.

Vietnam’s VAT hike could plunge thousands into poverty

Large households with children and the elderly over 80, as well as people with insufficient education deemed most ...

Vietnam launches Zero Hunger program

National action program seeks to reduce malnutrition, increase food security.
June 19, 2018 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Incomplete homecoming as Vietnamese trafficked to China escapes after two decades

She got to see her family again thanks to help from strangers. But after so long, she does not see her future here.
May 18, 2018 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Saigon charity box restores Facebookers' faith in humankind

People in need can take up to VND15,000 from the sidewalk box so they can grab a simple meal.
May 14, 2018 | 12:00 am GMT+7

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.
April 16, 2018 | 01:13 pm GMT+7

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.
April 09, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

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
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