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Two percent of Vietnamese still defecate in open: official

Nearly two million Vietnamese, or 2 percent of the population, still defecate in public, spreading diseases like flu, diarrhea and dysentery, an ...

When the school becomes a child’s only refuge

Harrowing real life stories of children show that education is the only light that can chase darkness from their ...

Hunger stalks Asia's booming cities: UN agencies

Hundreds of millions of children and adults in Asia's rapidly expanding cities are undernourished, United Nations officials said on Friday.
November 02, 2018 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Relocate households from Hue’s ‘imperial’ slum with minimal disruption: PM

Provincial authorities should ensure slum residents at Hue Citadel are resettled nearby and can continue with their occupations, the PM says.
October 29, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

Across Vietnam, squalid school toilets endanger students’ health

Children dread using them even if there are enough to go around, which there often aren’t.
October 28, 2018 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Young Vietnamese boy bears most onerous burdens with a smile

Deserted by the father when his mother died, a 12-year-old boy has shown incredible resilience in the face of overwhelming odds.
October 27, 2018 | 09:08 am GMT+7

15,000 people live an ‘imperial’ life in Hue slum

On the Hue imperial citadel, a World Heritage monument, thousands live in squalid conditions that they’re eager to escape.
October 15, 2018 | 10:10 pm GMT+7

Cambodia's 'Rubbish Man' schools children, for trash

A school in Cambodia is mostly built out of recycled waste, and collects trash as tuition fee.
October 12, 2018 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Poverty reducing in Vietnam but not ‘steadily’: minister

Vietnam’s poverty rate is dropping, but there is a high rate of people falling back into poverty, a government minister has said.
September 18, 2018 | 09:53 am GMT+7

Inclusive growth, the future of ASEAN business

Countries in the region need to adopt business models that look beyond the bottom line to promote prosperity for all.
September 10, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, kids shackled by isolation, poverty dare to dream

Poverty is forcing kids in a northern highlands commune to quit school and get married or work in China. 
September 04, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Lives string on a bamboo bridge in northern Vietnam

This is the only way children in Xuan Lung Village can go to school. But during rainy season, it won’t work.
August 15, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Villagers in northern Vietnam use bamboo to walk on water

Bamboo sections strung together make for a precarious crossing of a deep river in Lang Son Province.
August 14, 2018 | 11:24 am GMT+7

Support the 'Light to school' campaign

VnExpress is running a campaign called “Anh sang hoc duong” (The light to school) to build two boarding houses for students in Chien Pho and Ho Thau communes in Hoang Su Phi ...
August 04, 2018 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Lao dam tragedy haunts locals after water levels subside

Several days after a dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, locals remain traumatized and fearful.
July 31, 2018 | 02:43 pm GMT+7
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