Vietnam: Help made more difficult by curfew

Due to the increasing number of corona outbreaks, Kolping has stopped its activities in nearly all dioceses. One exception is Hue in central Vietnam. The government’s measures are strict and do not only affect big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, but also the provinces.

“In May and June, the communities were busy collecting and packing care packages,” reports Dr Hildegard Hagemann, who is currently working for KOLPING INTERNATIONAL in Vietnam. People are trying to help each other, but this is difficult due to the strict measures. In the Mekong Delta, rice could be distributed to the needy.

Meanwhile, the national board maintains social media with spiritual support and online prayer groups are being created on a personal level.