It Starts With Me - Laos
Children's Day

Children's Right to a Healthy Planet: It Starts With Me

The 1st of June marks the International Children's Day celebrations for Laos. This year, World Vision, WWF, development partners and civil society call for immediate action to reduce our contribution to climate change and ensure Lao children can fulfill their right to a healthy planet.

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Changemakers - Laos - Yuki

Changing the fate of her family by accessing quality education

For 9-year-old Yuki, reading is more than a skill: it is a power to change the fate of her parents and six other siblings in Laos.

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Country Factsheet - Laos

Country Capacity Factsheet

Have a glance at our organisation in Laos: our key priority sectors, our operational presence, our partners, and our achievements in 2022.

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CSA project - Laos

Building the resilience of vulnerable communities to face climate change

Climate change is increasingly affecting Lao PDR and its rural communities relying on agriculture. the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, alongside the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Vision, organised the inception meeting of the Climate Smart Agriculture Project, aiming at offering alternatives for the upland production systems in Lao PDR in a fast-changing environment.

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Laos - FIES infographics

Food Insecurity: the impact of economic crisis on Laos' most vulnerable

Soaring inflation and the national currency (KIP) depreciation are pushing Laos' most vulnerable families one step closer to hunger.

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Laos - Update project

Digital learning is scaled up to rural schools of Lao PDR.

World Vision partners with the Ministry of Education, and the British Embassy in Vientiane to support digital learning in rural communities throughout Laos.

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World Vision started operating in Laos in 1968 through relief assistance provided to people displaced by the Indochina War. The organization closed in 1975 and reopened in 1991, resuming development work that focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children. Since then, our mission to build brighter futures for Lao children has never stopped, adapting our programmes to the continuously evolving challenges faced by the most fragile part of the population.

Our grassroots approach allows us to create a life-changing experience for the communities we serve through development, relief, and advocacy projects. Our new country strategy for 2022-2026 will allow 1,3 million children to enjoy the fullness of life thanks to holistic programmes focusing on the following primary sectors: integrated health and nutrition, education, humanitarian and emergency affairs (HEA), and human rights and equity



7 million

Population, total


Capital City

17.1 billion

GDP (current US$)