Although Vietnam has already lifted its nationwide lockdown, the government and several charitable organizations still provide support countrywide especially to those who are poor, have meager incomes or have lost their jobs during the lockdown.
According to our Open Doors local partner in the area, these families are poor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns, their work has stopped. “They strive to put food on their tables, and they consume their rice little by little every day,” he says. “When they learned that the government’s support was coming to their district, they were so happy—only to find out that they were not on the list because they are Christians.”
Through our local partners, Open Doors is currently in touch with these believers and is arranging to provide food relief kits and other urgent needs for them.