Vietnamese people returning from Cambodia are living in slums on a bank of the Saigon River. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked for a specific plan to help Vietnamese returning from Cambodia settle down in Vietnam.

Nong nghiep Viet Nam and Thanh nien newspapers recently reported about 1,000 Vietnamese people, whose families have settled in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap area for generations, went back to Vietnam and are living in slums on a bank of the Saigon River near the border of Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh provinces.

Those people, mostly women and children, do not know their native villages, have no personal paper and property; all live under deplorable conditions.

Most of the children were born in Cambodia without birth certificates, and cannot attend schools.

The prime minister requested the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ministry of Justice to work with the two Mekong Delta provinces to resolve the problems, particularly in terms of citizenship and education.-VNA