While many children are enjoying the happiness of the International Children’s Day, less fortunate kids in central border areas are struggling to live.
Children in the central province of Nghe An which shares a border with neighbouring Laos have yet to receive any gift on this special day.
Mua Y Chi, a child in the mountainous district of Tuong Duong’s Tam Hop Commune, said she had no idea about International Children’s Day.
“My parents are busy all working in the fields to feed us as our family is very poor,” she said.
Due to economic difficulties, many children have not been able to get an education.
Following father to sift for gold
Carrying firewood for sale
Catching fish in a stream
Running after mother to work in the fields
A few children lucky enough to get education
Child feet in adult-sized sandals
Looking after the young while the parents are away from home
Hungry and untidy
Dinner for children in Reo Highlands Hamlet, Ha Tinh Province
Trouserless Dan Lai ethnic children, Pu Mat National Park