A UNDP report has found that some 30 % of respondents in Vietnam who have disabilities were made unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic while another 49 % saw their working hours cut.
More than 7,000 people with disabilities from Ho Chi Minh City and 16 southern cities and provinces will join the 20th camp festival in Ho Chi Minh City on November 30.
The association for the support of the handicapped and orphans of the central province of Quang Binh and the US’s Giving it Back to Kids Foundation presented 748 wheelchairs to people with disabilities in the locality on November 14.
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s non-governmental organisation Medipeace held a forum on November 11 to seek ways to enhance the Vietnam-RoK cooperation in supporting the disabled in the central province of Quang Tri.
The Association for Poor Patients in Ho Chi Minh City and the Latter Day Saint Charities of the US have presented 77 wheelchairs to the disabled in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
People with disabilities account for 2 percent of Vietnam’s population from the age of two upwards, equaling approximately 6.2 million people, according to a national survey released on January 11.
The association for support of the disabled and orphans of Quang Binh and the US organisation Giving It Back to Kids presented 500 wheelchairs to locals with disabilities in the central province on December 1.
A charity walk was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 5 with the participation of more than 5,000 people to raise funds for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims and the disabled.
VOV.VN - The Party and State have issued many policies to support the disabled and protect their rights and obligations over the years, said Dang Huynh Mai, president of the Vietnam Federation for the Disabled (VNFFD).
The annual “One heart – One world” exchange programme is scheduled to take place on April 16, aiming to raise funds for people with disabilities, orphans and those in difficult circumstances nationwide.
A seminar on connecting individuals and organisations, who provide education for the disabled in Vietnam, was co-organised in Hanoi on March 30 by the Ministry of Education and Training, and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.
Hundreds of persons with disabilities in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have benefited from a 2015-2018 project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) which helps them fully integrate into society.
Many policies for the disabled remain impractical and have yet to help students with disabilities access tertiary education.
The Abilis Foundation of Finland will fund the building of a tourism portal serving people with disabilities, which will take four months starting from September.
VOV.VN - More than 5,000 Ho Chi Minh City residents came out on Saturday, August 5, to walk for Agent Orange victims and the disabled at Dam Sen Park, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
Athletes from Ho Chi Minh City topped the 18th national sports tournament for the disabled, which concluded in the city on June 19.
VOV.VN - Eleventh-grader Pham Huy of Quang Tri province has invented a low-cost robotic arm for the disabled. Huy recently won third prize at an international science and engineering competition in the US.
The Quang Tri chapter of the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans will present gifts to the disabled and orphans living in need from April 16-20 on the occasion of the 37th Vietnam Day of Persons with Disabilities (April 18).
A photo exhibition featuring 150 photos taken by 30 photographers with disabilities opened at the Museum of Vietnamese Women in Hanoi on April 14.
Authorities in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have requested that the installation of anti-motorbike barriers on several sidewalks be reconsidered as they may pose an obstacle to pedestrians