The Displaced: Climate change in Vietnam ‘destroying family life’

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change.

It’s already having a huge impact on the lives of those in the Mekong Delta, the agricultural heartland of the country and home to 20% of the country’s population.

Ashley John-Baptiste went to meet the families living on the front lines of climate change.

In 2018 – more than 35,000 people were forced to flee their homes every day – that’s one every two seconds.

This story is part of a BBC News series, called “The Displaced” – a selection of stories exploring the human impact of this movement, and how it is changing our world.

If you have been affected by the issues in this series and would like to speak to the BBC, email

Video by Olivia Lace-Evans

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