COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Vietnam

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam


Issue AreaDisaster

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The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen infections in many provinces in Vietnam. On August 1st, Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases reached 154,360 after the Ministry of Health reported a daily increase of 8,620. A total of 23 new infections were imported and 8,597 were locally transmitted.

The Vietnamese government has mandated closures of non-essential businesses, restaurants, bans public gatherings, and severely limits transportation services in many provinces of Vietnam, including main cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. All people are requested to stay at home and only go out in case of emergencies, buying food or medicine, or going to work at factories and essential services. Several parts of the cities have been in full lockdown.

This has posed difficulties and hardship to many locals as they are not able to work to earn their living due to the shutdown. Social groups try to help with local needs such as providing food, food delivery, necessities supportThe Vietnamese government has been accelerating the vaccination for the citizens, but the vaccine is limited, prolonging the situation.

Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and institutions responding to the coronavirus pandemic.


Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Currently, our funding priorities in Vietnam include:  

  • Support for vulnerable groups, including meals, rice and livelihood support 
  • Emergency medical supplies for frontline health workers 
  • Employment to those who lost jobs due to COVID-19 situation 
  • Funding for local subject matter experts 

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Current local partners responding to COVID-19 in Vietnam include: 

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

  • Improves the nutrition and food security of children and families, enabling their ability to participate in education, training and livelihoods activities.
  • Provides direct food assistance to families for 3-6 months, followed with livestock to enable the family to earn income to ensure their longer-term food security. Livestock is supplied following a ‘cow bank’ model, where families commit to providing one of the cow’s offspring to another vulnerable family.

Care International in Vietnam

  • Addressing immediate needs by supporting local food supply, health care and education.

ActionAid USA

  • Working on women’s rights, land rights, food & agriculture, emergencies, and climate change in partnership with 45 country offices of the ActionAid federation around the world


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In July 2020, Give2Asia published a report on the first 100 days of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read about it here.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.