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Migrant workers

Migrant Workers in Vietnam

A Summary Research Report


ActionAid's mission is to fight poverty. Its programs address poverty issues in both rural and urban areas of Viet Nam. ActionAid defines poverty not only in income or food security terms, but also as a lack of access to information, healthcare, and quality of life. One of the target groups of ActionAid's research in Viet Nam is the urban poor, particularly migrants from rural areas. 

This research report aims to depict working and living conditions from the viewpoint of migrant workers themselves. The findings present a full and nuanced picture of migrants and the industries that employ them. Particularly focus is placed on women workers, on garment and footwear factories, and on enterprises located in concentrated industrial areas, industrial zones and export processing zones.