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Hung Yen (VNA) – Up to 200 children in the northern province of Hung Yen sent messages on a safe life at a forum held on June 27 by the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Through plays and photos, the children, representing 300,000 of their peers in the locality, expressed their desire for a life filled with love.

They also raised questions regarding food safety, environmental hygiene, school violence and traffic accidents for heads of the local departments and agencies.

Hung Yen province aims to reduce the rate of accidental injuries among children to 150 per 100,000 kids and deaths caused by accidents to 10 per 100,000 kids by 2020.

Accidental injuries among children is a pressing problem around the world, especially in Vietnam, where the rate of accidental injuries and deaths is among the highest worldwide.

By 2020, the Vietnamese Governments wants at least 90 percent of children to use buoyancy aids while travelling on waterways, and public pools and beaches to have safety licences.-VNA