The northwestern region is witnessing severe natural disasters with increasing frequency, large scale and unpredictable intensity. In May, the sun was burning hot in the northwestern region. The hot and dry westerly winds from Laos were calm. Trees were dormant. If it rained, it was accompanied with whirlwinds. Un, 70, the village patriarch of Co Liu Hamlet in Muong Phang commune in Dien Bien district, looked into the sky, and said: “When the moon looks like this, the drought will last a long time and rain will come only much later.” “I feel anxious when seeing longan trees close to blossoming, because this means big floods,” he added. However, there have been only two rains since Tet which were not enough to wet the soil. As a result, the rice fields in the mountainous districts of Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Hoa Binh are dry, while maize and cassava have not germinated. Even wild sunflowers are also withering under the sun. A local woman told … [Read more...] about Climate change in northwest causing drought, killing plants
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South Korea police officers are searching for 164 Vietnamese students enrolled at Incheon National University’s Korean Language School after they have not shown up in class for 15 days, Korean media reported. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the university reported the case to police on Tuesday in accordance with a law mandating universities to report foreign students skipping classes for 15 days. The students are among 1,900 Vietnamese students on a one-year Korean language training program at the university. According to the school, the program began four months ago. Police believe the missing students’ purpose of coming to South Korea was to get a job after learning Korean for a short time. The school has informed the immigration department about the students’ absence. South Korean residence law requires universities to report to police if foreign students leave school for more than 15 days, according to Yonhap. “To come to Korea to study short-term … [Read more...] about 164 Vietnamese students reported ‘missing’ in South Korea: media
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement, the company has set ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. “By making sustainability an even stronger part of our strategy and operations, we aim to achieve long-term returns and generate a positive impact for society and the environment,” said Werner Baumann, chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG. The world is collectively facing an unprecedented challenge to ensure that a growing and ageing world population has the chance to thrive while using the planet’s resources in a more sustainable way. “The scale of our business creates responsibility and opportunity for us to act. That is why we are now significantly stepping up our sustainability efforts,” said Baumann. Bayer will monitor and report the sustainability targets with the same rigour as its financial targets. The goals will be integrated into decision-making processes and management … [Read more...] about Bayer to significantly step-up its sustainability efforts
More than 20 years since she was found abandoned on a street in northern Vietnam, a Vietnamese woman is still looking for help to find her biological parents. “Who am I? Why am I adopted? Who are my biological parents?” These are questions Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, an adoptee in Belgium, has been asking herself over the last two decades. She has recently sent these questions, plus her story, in a letter to 'Helping Vietnamese Adoptees Trace Their Roots,' a program jointly run by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and Kids Without Borders to help Vietnamese who are adoptees in countries around the world find their biological parents. ‘I want to know what has happened’ Nguyen Thi Thu Huong knew about her life through a record issued in 1995 by the administration of Hong Hai Ward in Ha Long, a coastal city of the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh. It is a written record by local authorities of when, where and how Huong was found 24 years ago. “Around … [Read more...] about Vietnamese adoptees seek help to trace their root