PANO - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs held a press conference in Hanoi on March 31st in response to the United Nations International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (April 4).

At the press conference. (Photo:

Reportedly, about 800,000 tones of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) are scattered over 20 percent of land nationwide, mainly in the central region. More than 100,000 people have become victims of UXOs, most of them are breadwinners or children in families.

The ministry scheduled to continue assisting UXOs victims as part of the support policy targeting the disabled, and helping the victims integrate into community in the period of 2016-2020.

Translated by Chung Anh