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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.

'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

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

In Saigon’s backyard, migrants eke out a living on the edge of civilization

'I’d love to visit the city center just once, but I’m afraid I might get lost.'
November 20, 2017 | 11:37 am GMT+7

As Vietnam celebrates Teacher’s Day, meet the man who won’t abandon his jungle school

Bui Van Thuan has spent a decade crossing rough streams and learning a tribal language to keep his students in class.
November 20, 2017 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Image of dump site girl bags Vietnamese photographer first prize at int'l contest

'She should have been enjoying her childhood and playing with friends rather than being there.'
October 30, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Eight simple ideas for APEC to leave no one behind

Poverty and extreme inequality are not destiny. They can be challenged and eliminated.
October 30, 2017 | 11:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam leads Asia-Pacific for charitable donations: survey

Most donations in the region were given to children’s causes, natural disaster relief and poverty alleviation.
October 23, 2017 | 10:27 am GMT+7

Video captures Vietnamese cop kicking, throwing vendors’ trays during market cleanup

‘I know what I did was wrong but the officer was so rude,’ said one vendor whose fish basin was kicked off the sidewalk.
October 05, 2017 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Portraits of Vietnam's eye-opening education divide

City kids have computers and TVs in their schools, but some countryside students are even short of fresh water. 
October 01, 2017 | 10:30 am GMT+7

In central Vietnam, life after mega-storm means making peace with the broken pieces

Young and old are trying to salvage what they can as the painstaking process of rebuilding gets underway.
September 17, 2017 | 12:28 pm GMT+7
 
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