Fact Sheet: Support to Persons with Disabilities

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Over the last 30 years, the U.S. Government has contributed more than $140 million in assistance to persons with disabilities in Vietnam. Since 1989, with the establishment of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Leahy War Victims Fund (LWVF), USAID has worked to increase access to a wide variety of programs benefiting people with disabilities in conflict-affected countries. In Vietnam, U.S. assistance has helped to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by addressing medical and social needs, improving disability policies, and reducing physical and social barriers.

USAID/Vietnam is currently focused on providing services for persons with significant disabilities in areas heavily sprayed with Agent Orange. This project is a part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to address legacies of the U.S.-Vietnam War. This work contributes to both countries’ efforts to overcome the past, build trust, and strengthen bilateral relations. It enables continued security cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam and a strong relationship for the achievement of USAID’s other development objectives.

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Monday, December 27, 2021 - 9:15pm

Last updated: July 19, 2022