HRC participated in the visit and gave gifts to O Du ethnic organized by the Committee for Ethnic Minority’ Affairs (CEMA)

In June 25, 2019, HRC representative participated with the delegation of the Ethnic Council under the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), to visit and give gifts to the O Du ethnic people in Tuong Duong district, Nghe An province. The program is supported by Vietcombank.

O Du is the ethnic minority with the smallest population of the Vietnam ethnic minority groups, currently only about 500 people. Particularly, Vong Mon village, where most of O Du people live, has 103 households, 441 people. The life of the people is quite stable, enough food, children have access to education. There are 12 children graduated from the University. There is no marriage and near-blood marriage. The most concern is that only one person can speak Ou.

The disappearance of an ethnic language will lead to the loss of  history, cultural identity and ethnic traditions. This is a problem for many minority groups.

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