Vietnam

COVID-19 Update: March 27th 2020

COVID-19 has been impacting Vietnam since February. Schools have been closed as well as non-essential services and wearing a mask is now mandatory when entering the likes of supermarkets and malls. No visas are being issued to outside visitors, all land borders have been closed for travel between Vietnam and China and airline travel is very limited. As at today, there have been 153 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Vietnam.

While the Hagar office has closed, the 15 Hagar Vietnam staff continue to work from home using Skype. Those staff who are directly involved in providing services are using the phone to connect with clients and continue their recovery journey. Hagar Vietnam is currently providing direct help and walking the recovery journey with 42 clients and working with their families and communities as well. Normally, a Hagar Vietnam staff member would seek to connect with a client regularly (this ranges from 3 times a week to once every 2 weeks) depending on the needs of the client) and staff are committed to continuing their regular contact. Hagar Vietnam staff have been asked to provide increased counselling services to all clients, as and when needed. Hagar staff have been sharing with clients about the Coronavirus and how to stay healthy and in the last week have managed to connect with 100% of clients. This week staff have also contacted 10 ex-clients, whom have been fully re-integrated back into their communities, just to check in on them. As a result of these conversations, one ex-client to date has been given counselling support as they cope with some of the economic and psychological impacts of Coronavirus.

To date, no Hagar Vietnam staff or clients have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Our Work in Vietnam

Now a make-up and hair specialist, Hoa was once trafficked into the sex industry from Vietnam. Read about her inspiring recovery journey with Hagar here.

Vietnam remains a significant target for traffickers. Vulnerable women, men, and children are at risk of sex trafficking and forced labour. Women are trafficked as brides to neighbouring countries, as well as further afield, with incidents of trafficking that reach as far as Europe.

Domestic violence is also widespread. Nearly 60% of married women have suffered from physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime.

In Vietnam, we support women and their children who have fled from severe domestic violence and human trafficking. Our programmes in Vietnam include trauma counselling, education, job training and organising safe accommodation in the community.

We have developed strong partnerships, including with the Yen Bai Women’s Union in to build their capacity to prevent trafficking and protect survivors in Northern Vietnam.

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By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

Help us Transform Lives

Donate Now

By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

Help us Transform Lives

Donate Now

By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

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