Those most in need in Vietnam at this time are the low income and migrant workers, many of whom have been unemployed for over three months now and stranded away from home in various shelters and dwellings due to the ‘stay at home’ orders and travel restrictions. For a growing number, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find food and meet the basic needs of their families.
Over the last month, our local staff has been aiding such workers and families in one outlying district of Ho Chi Minh City. For approximately $22 USD, we can provide enough food to sustain a household for a week. To date, we have distributed approximately 800 “care packages” and hope to continue until the lock down measures are lifted and we are able to resume our regular medical support programs.