The Prime Minister has just approved a project to care for children in especially difficult circumstances during the 2013-2020 period.

They are orphans, abandoned children, HIV/AIDS carriers, victims of toxic chemicals, children with severe disabilities and victims of natural disasters.

The community-based project aims to mobilise the participation of the whole of society, especially families and local communities, to care for the children.

Under the project, by 2020, 95 percent of disadvantaged children will receive assistance and access to social services; suitable care models will be developed for children, who are severely disabled, victims of toxic chemicals and HIV/AIDS carriers; and the quality of care for especially deprived children at welfare centres will be enhanced.

Also as part of the project, policies and legal documents relating to the participation of the community will be devised.-VNA