15:25 | 17/08/2016 Society
The capital city of Hanoi has targeted that 98% of local underprivileged children will receive assistance and protection between now and 2020.
Hanoi has targeted care for 98% of local underprivileged children by 2020
The figure reached 97.3% for 2011 and 99.4% in 2015.
During the period, the city plans to reduce the rate of children living in special circumstances to 0.7%.
The results of the National Programme on Child Protection for 2011-2015 showed that the city has fulfilled two criteria on children living in special circumstances and those at risk of falling into special circumstances.
Local districts and communes have worked actively to raise public awareness of preventing children from sex and labour abuse, and injuries as well as equiping them with self-defence and life skills.
Community-based child support models have been spread far and wide while the capacity of officers and volunteers in charge of protecting and caring for children has also been improved./.