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COUNTRY FACTS

Population:
91,7 millions
Average life expectancy:
75,9 years
Proficiency in writing and reading:
93,4 %
Access to clean drinking water:
94 %
GDP per citizen:
US$ 4,912
Child mortality:
19 pr. 1,000 born alive
Mother mortality:
59 pr. 100.000 born alive
HIV-infected:
0,4 %

Source: UNDP

 

In spite of several years of strong economic growth in Vietnam, around a fifth of the population is still living below the poverty line. Vietnam thus still has a great need for improvements in areas such as equality, education, health care, water supply, sanitary conditions, the environment and sustainable use of the country’s natural resources.

Vietnam is in a high-risk area for cyclones and tropical hurricanes, and CARE’s projects have therefore trained local communities and local organisations in disaster prevention and assisted in the establishment of mangrove plantations to ward off the worst impacts of the increasing number of cyclones that rage in the region.

CARE Danmark in Vietnam
CARE Danmark has two projects in Vietnam focusing on improving living conditions for the poor, rural population and sustainable environmental management.

CARE is among other things working on creating possibilities for poor farmers to benefit from the country’s economic development through improved income opportunities, better market access, access to business counseling and agricultural extension services.

To know more about CARE Danmark’s work in Vietnam please contact Programme Coordinator Flemming Gjedde-Nielsen

CARE Danmark also works in:
Ghana
Kenya
Laos
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Tanzania
Uganda
Globally

CARE Danmark’s focus areas:
Agriculture
Value Chains
Forestry
Gender Equality & Micro Finance
Water
Climate Change
Food Security

Contact

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Flemming Gjedde-Nielsen
Programme Coordinator, Asia
+45 35 200 100

fnielsen@care.dk