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Asia Insight - Hanoi's Floating Families: Vietnam

As Vietnam enjoys rapid economic growth, one community on Hanoi's Red River has been left behind. The "Floating Village" is a series of homes on the water that uses drums as floats. Many residents have no official papers and are unable to find permanent work or receive government aid. A rise in COVID-19 cases in the summer of 2021 left them in desperate straits. We follow two out-of-work families and the community's leader as they work to survive the pandemic.

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