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Ensuring a continuum of care for vulnerable children in Viet Nam
Mua A-Dung lives in a small thatched house on a mountain in Hua Ngai Commune of Dien Bien, a northern mountainous province of Viet Nam.

Modeling New Alternative Care Approaches for Children with Disabilities in Viet Nam
Eighteen year-old Ho Thi Lan is skillfully typing on the computer key board in the vocational training classroom of Hoa Vang’s brand new centre for children with disabilities.

Strengthening legal frameworks to protect child victims of commercial sexual exploitation
She first got a job in a ball point pen factory near HCMC, but soon moved to work at a coffee shop where she was told she could earn more money. However, it was there Linh started her days as a sex worker.

Empowering Viet Nam’s young digital citizens
As Viet Nam experiences rapid growth in access to mobile phones and the Internet, UNICEF and partners are focusing attention on the impact of this digital expansion on children in the country.

Julia’s Field Diary
Julia Hartelius is a Swedish student who has been interning at UNICEF Viet Nam’s Child Protection section in Ha Noi since 6 August 2012.

Sheahan’s Diary: Volunteering at Thao Dan's Street Children Centre in Ho Chi Minh City
I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, or more commonly known in Vietnam as Saigon, on July 31st to start my month long internship with Thao Dan Chlid Center. From their website, (, I found out as much as I could about them

UNICEF Hong Kong Young Envoys’ Field Diaries
Ha Noi, August 7, 2012 - A team of 25 Young Envoys from UNICEF Hong Kong visited Viet Nam’s Dien Bien and Kon Tum provinces from July 22-27 to better understand the challenges, and UNICEF’s response, to children's well-being in Viet Nam.

Buddhist Monks Join the Fight against Stigma on HIV in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11 March 2011 – As she sees her daughter return home after school, 31 year-old Nha beams with pride and love for the little girl.

Vietnamese children raise their voices for action on climate change
Ha Noi, 19 August 2009 - Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, a 16 year-old girl from Da Nang Province, will not soon forget the two-day workshop sh

Protecting young women from human trafficking in Viet Nam
LANG SON, Viet Nam, 7 December 2006 – Nguyen Thi Phuong cherishes her new role as a mother. At 45, she’s older than most Vietnamese women raising their first child, but that hardly matters.

Viet Nam and China: joint effort to fight cross-border trafficking of women
The township of Mong Cai in Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam, is located on the banks of the beautiful Ka Long River and shares a 33-kilometre border with the huge Chinese province of Guangxi.



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