Emergency Appeal

Coronavirus has forced children and families into hunger and homelessness. Even as the crisis passes in Vietnam, remote rural communities are struggling to stay safe. Your urgent help is needed.
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Children in Vietnam need your help to overcome this crisis.

You can provide immediate aid to children and families who are hungry and in danger as the country starts to rebuild.

Your donation will:

  • Find children sleeping rough on the streets and get them to safety.
  • Provide emergency support for youth and families who have lost their incomes until they can start working again.
  • Give additional counselling and support to girls and women trapped in slavery during the pandemic.

Will you respond to this call for help?

Lan’s crisis: Being out of a job and sold into a brothel

Lan was desperate to find work. A university student in southern Vietnam, she has been out of a job since the coronavirus pandemic closed businesses throughout the country.

Like many of her friends, Lan often went to bed hungry for lack of a decent meal.

So when Vietnam’s lockdown lifted, she was an easy target for human traffickers. They offered her a job in a cafe on the outskirts of the city. But once she was there, she discovered she had been tricked.

The “cafe” was a brothel, and Lan had been sold.

It was 3 days before she could call for help. Blue Dragon and the police arrived less than 12 hours later to set her free and shut down the brothel.

The pandemic may be stable now in Vietnam, but for so many, the crisis continues.

As Vietnam begins to rebuild, we must not forget those who are still deep in crisis.

Children from very poor rural areas have dropped out of school to start earning money in construction and farming. Many end up sleeping rough on the streets of towns and cities.

Vietnamese girls and women trapped in sexual slavery in China have been waiting for travel restrictions to lift before they can escape or be rescued. Many are reporting increased levels of violence and abuse.

With unemployment high and whole families out of work, people in rural areas of Vietnam are still in need of emergency food aid and short-term accommodation while they get back on their feet.

In times of deep crisis like these, solidarity is the only vaccine.

Will you respond to this call for help?

You are part of the solution.

Here’s how far your money will go:

Your $15 will feed a whole family for a week

Your $30 will give a trafficking survivor an 'essential needs' pack after being rescued

Your $50 will provide a street child with safe accommodation and healthcare

Your $100 will provide emergency care for a whole family in crisis

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