USAID funds Vietnam’s anti-human trafficking program

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide US$200,000 for a program to prevent human trafficking in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the Vietnam News Agency reported Monday.

The three-year program, which kicked off last September, aims to prevent at least 900 young girls and women in the Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap from entering the sex trade.

It will also help many others reintegrate back into their communities in Vietnam.


In addition, USAID will also grant $49,000 to a program of the non-governmental organization Pearl S.Buck International (PSBI) which supports disabled children in the Central Highlands province of Kontum.


PSBI has been working in Vietnam since 1989 to improve the living conditions of children, including orphans and disabled, and other disadvantaged in Vietnam by providing healthcare, education, livelihood and psychosocial protection and development.


Source: VNA